Arakanese Buddhist nationalists express anger at the government’s suggestion to the UN that sessions avoid using either of the terms “Rohingya” or “Bengali”.
Burma’s President Thein Sein called for stability in Arakan urged the regional government to ensure the “all-round development of the region”.
Local authorities in the Arakanese town of Sandoway have failed to take action against a bus station owner who has been playing anti-Muslim anthems on the terminal’s tannoy system.
Arakanese authorities complain that they were not properly informed of the OIC’s visit and again turned down the Islamic bloc’s request to establish a presence in the state.
Arakanese historical sites, such as Mrauk-U, will be protected under the new Arakan State Culture Heritage Conservation Law, includes penalties for anyone who builds, abuses, digs or exploits demarcated sites…
A former UK ambassador says the name “Rohingya” was unknown to British colonial administrators, and that Western insistence on using the term is not helping the Bengali community’s cause.