May 2019

A MEMBER of the ARSA was arrested at 10.45 a.m. on 23 May in Maungtaw after he reportedly crossed over illegally into Myanmar from a camp for displaced people in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The member of the terrorist group has been identified as Mamud Hashin, also known as Shin Mullah, 22. He was residing in Samarku Camp at Palaung Khali Village in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar district. During interrogation, he said that he had been residing in Kyikanpyin (South) Village in Maungtaw Township, and had left for Bangladesh after the August, 2017 terrorists attacks in the township.

RAKHINE State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu received UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Mr. Filippo Grandi yesterday at his office in Sittway, Rakhine State.

During the meeting, they cordially discussed matters related to implementation and renewal of MoU signed between the Union Government, UNHCR and UNDP, repatriation of the displaced persons, making the benefits of having NVC cards widely known, the affairs of internally-displaced persons and closure of IDP camps.

AA GROUP reportedly stabbed and shot a Rakhine resident in Kyarnyopyin Village of Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State, for refusing to take them to Buthidaung on his motorboat on 20 May.

Around 7 p.m. on 20 May, four AA members on two motorcycles went to the home of Soe Win Naing, 38, and asked him to take them to Buthidaung on his boat. When Soe Win Naing refused, saying it was late, a quarrel ensued and the AA men shot him and stabbed him to death. Soe Win Naing died on the spot.