Rakhine chief minister urges departmental officials to work in line with prescribed rules and policies


As Rakhine is a very important state of Myanmar, it is necessary for all to work and act in line with the rules, policies and disciplines prescribed by the union government, said Chief Minister Nyi Pu. 

According to the Facebook page of the chief minister, he made the remark in his speech during a work coordination meeting of the Rakhine State government for the first half of 2017-2018 fiscal year (from April to September) on October 9. 

Mro villagers to return to new place

Mro ethnic fearing Bengali extremists will be returning to new place at a school in Kaigyi (Arakan) village today.
All Mro nationals had fled to safer places because Bengali terrorists killed their eight villagers. However, there will be accommodation problems for over 200 people, say villagers.
Currently, the Mro IDPs are sheltering at the relief camp in the compound of Ahlodawpyae Monastery in Buthidaung Township.

Media tour to Maungdaw launched

MAUNGDAW- Ambassadors to Myanmar, local and foreign media yesterday launched media tour to riot-hit Maungdaw township, Rakhine State.
Chinese Ambassador Hongliang, Indian Ambassador Vikram Misria, Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammad Sufiur Rahman, Laotian Ambassador Lyying Sayaxang and Thailand Ambassador Jukr Boonlong accompanied with reporters from France 24, Xinhua, CCTV, Fuji, NHK, CAN, RFA, Myanmar Times, Irrawaddy, MITV, MRTV, NPE, Myawady and DMG visited Maungdaw Township.

One killed and four injured in Mandalay landslide

A landslide killed a man and injured four others on Monday, October 9, in Patheingyi Township of Mandalay Region, according to police.

The incident took place in the early morning at a quarry site in Ohnchaw village in the township while workers were carrying stones from the site.

“Three male workers and two female workers were working at the site when the incident took place. An avalanche of stones fell down on them all of a sudden. They tried to escape but one of them was unlucky,” said police officer Zaw Myint.

President orders assessment of damage caused by waste disposal at Tagaung nickel plant

The President has directed an assessment of the damage caused to the environment and agriculture sector by illegal disposal of waste from Tagaung nickel plant in Sagaing Region, said Union Minister for Industry Khin Maung Cho.

With regard to the investment of Tagaung nickel plant in Myanmar, the first EITI report said US$855,996,000 was invested by CNMC Nickel Co Ltd (MCNICO) in Tagaung Taung Nickel Project with licence No. 4C/2008-2009.

Returning Rakhine refugees receives support


According to civil and activist groups active in the conflicted Rakhine State, at least 1700 ethnic citizens had returned home after being displaced.

A Red Cross team have been monitoring and supplying those that have been returning to Rakhine with Ks 45,000 per person and had tallied a total of 1734 natives.

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More rain forecast for Chin, Rakhine and Sagaing

Chin and Rakhine states, and lower regions of Sagaing, will have more rain due to a storm in the Bay of Bengal, said joint director-general Dr Kyaw Moe Oo of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
“The depression reached coastal areas and it will cross into India. We will not issue alerts after that. It will not greatly affect Myanmar, as it moved to west and northwest. However Chin and Rakhine states, and the lower region of Sagaing will have more rain,” he said.