The government should provide educational stipends for the Arakanese refugee students who are in distance education programs, said Ko Zaw Zaw Tun, secretary of Rakhine Ethnic Congress (REC).

Although three people including the brother in law of Khaing Thukha, spokesperson of Arakan Army (AA) were charged under the Counter-Terrorism Law, the Kyauk Phyu District Court decided on October 21 to dismiss law suits unconditionally because no strong evidence can be shown to support the allegation, the lawyer of the accused said.

U Tun Myint,51, and Ko Naing Linn,29, have been taken to No.9 Tatmadaw Training School near Kan Nee village in Minbya Township for questioning, U Maung San, administrator of Chaung Gyi village, told the DMG.

“An artillery shell landed near the school around 10 a.m. today. The school is closed because teachers and students are frightened,” U Maung Pu said.

An artillery shell landed on a house after a military convoy was hit by a landmine on the morning of 21 October near Khaung Laung village, Minbya Township, injuring two villagers, local sources said.

“Political problems will not end by arresting relatives of the leaders of the ULA/AA. It is necessary to stop persecution on Arakanese people. The government will face negative consequences that follow this kind of act,” Khaing Thukha said.

The Pakhoku student union group arrived in Ann on October 18 and was stopped by the authorities but was later allowed to continue traveling because of intervention by the State Hluttaw. On October 20 when the group arrived in Minbya, they were stopped for a second time.

A Muslim woman from Htake Tu Pauk village of Kyauk Yan village track in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State was hit by a stray bullet from gunfire and injured, her family said.

“Of the 85 accidents within 10 months this year, 15 have been caused by cooking fires and 30 by negligence, 4 by electrical faults , and 24 fires were set deliberately,” U San Shwe Tun, Deputy Director of Arakan State Fire Service Department said.

Refugees in Lanma monastery refugee camp of Buthidaung town a shortage of drinking water.The monastery is one of the places where water scarcity occurs and it needs wells or drilled wells to be built for the refugees. 


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