Some 420 men, women and children are camped in the town of Sechaung, while another 62 ethnic Khami people shelter in a monastery.
“Arakanese people would never join such a demonstration. It is damaging to ethnic unity and we denounce it,” said a senior monk.
Activists from Arakan State say they hope Burma’s incoming government will reevaluate projects that do little to benefit local populations.
Media watchdog groups urge the Burmese authorities to protect journalists after an attack on Arakanese journalist Min Min’s home.
A court in Arakan State has overturned an earlier conviction against a politician accused of intimidating the supporter of a political rival.
Senior Arakan National Party(ANP) members have broken ranks to speak out against their party’s claims it will undermine the government’s appointment of a chief minister. In January, ANP officials spoke out against the NLD’s decision to install their own MPs as heads of the regional parliament, rather than jointly negotiate with the Arakanese party, stating …