Residents of Phayarpaung village in Arakan State’s Kyauktaw Township have accused military personnel of seizing relief items and food supplies provided to locals whose homes were set ablaze last month. 

Arrangements are underway to open polling stations at camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) that are deemed safe, in order to allow these war-affected populations in Arakan State to vote in the November 8 general election. 

The United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) has urged an end to hostilities in Arakan and Shan states, and the coalition of ethnic political parties is also pushing for trilateral peace talks between the government, the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed organisations.  

The Tatmadaw has opened a case against a resident of Arakan State’s Kyauktaw Township after allegedly finding explosive devices at his home.  

A woman was killed and two others were injured when a landmine exploded on October 9 near Van Vwe village in Ponnagyun Township, Arakan State, locals said. 

Eight out of more than 100 truck drivers and assistants who have entered Arakan State in recent days have tested positive for COVID-19, the state’s Public Health Department said on October 9. 

More than 9,000 people in Arakan State will cast their votes for the upcoming general election in advance, according to the state election subcommission. 

A restaurant owner from Ward-3 in Ann Township, Arakan State, and two customers were reportedly charged under the Natural Disaster Management Law after the latter were allowed to dine at the restaurant on October 7. 

A former lawyer from the Arakan State capital Sittwe was charged at the township court under the Telecommunications Law’s Section 66(d), a notorious defamation provision, on October 7.  

More than 300 local residents have been displaced by fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) in Buthidaung Township this week.


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