The Department of Higher Education reopened universities and colleges across Myanmar on January 6, but only about a quarter of students have reportedly returned to class at Sittwe University.

Homes for internally displaced people (IDPs) at Wah Taung camp, in Arakan State’s Kyauktaw Township, are in a state of disrepair and urgently need to be repaired, according to a camp official.

Charcoal demand is reportedly rising due to frequent power outages in several Arakan State townships. 

The number of people arrested by the junta under Section 505(a) of the Penal Code in Kyaikto Township, Mon State, is increasing, with at least 30 people arrested in the past four months. 

U Hla Thein, a spokesperson for the Arakan State regime council, told journalists on January 3 that the military government plans to remove tricycles and other three-wheelers from the streets of the Arakan State capital Sittwe. 

U Hla Thein, a spokesperson for the Arakan State regime council, told journalists on January 3 that the military government plans to remove tricycles and other three-wheelers from the streets of the Arakan State capital Sittwe. 

A spokesman for the Arakan State Administration Council said traditional zat pwe troupes and stage shows have not been officially allowed as Covid-19 has not been eliminated in Arakan State. 

In the past, security forces only asked drivers for the number of passengers in the vehicle, but now they are asking passengers to get off and check their IDs, the Maungdaw resident added.

More than 1.2 million fish and shrimp hatchlings have been added to rivers and creeks in Arakan State in the 2021-22 financial year to improve fish and shrimp production in the state, according to the state’s Department of Fisheries.

An ongoing curfew order under Section 144 of the code of criminal procedure, imposed in Ann Township, Arakan State, has been extended for another two months from January 2, according to locals.

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