Locals in seven townships across Arakan State staged protests on Friday against a new radio station broadcasting in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships and providing Rohingya-language programming, which the protesters…
The influx of Rohingyas from Burma has prompted Dhaka to revive a plan to move thousands of people to this uninhabited island.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan was picked on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Arakan State.
The Arakan State government says it will continue referring to the state’s ethnic majority simply as “Arakanese”, rejecting a term allegedly put forward by the country’s Ministry of Information.
Eleven Arakanese nationalists, who were detained in connection with the ethno-religious violence that broke out in October, have been released on bail.