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Showing posts with label Kyauktaw. Show all posts
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Rohingya Boy Killed as Village Hit by Artillery Shells in Western Myanmar

The Irrawaddy
By Min Aung Khine
11 February 2020

SITTWE, Rakhine State—A Rohingya teenager was killed and four others were injured when several shells hit villages in Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township, local residents said, as heavy fighting between the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army (AA) continued in the area.

Artillery shells struck Taungbwe Village at around 4 a.m. on Monday, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding two teenagers, Kalu, a relative of the boy who was killed, told The Irrawaddy.
 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Village Leaders in Myanmar’s Kyauktaw Resign, Citing Military Arrests

RFA
2019-06-05
Kyauktaw township offices in Myanmar's Rakhine state are shown in a June 4, 2019 photo.
Photo courtesy of Kyaw Hlamyint

Over 40 village administrators in the Kyauktaw township of Myanmar’s Rakhine state resigned their posts on Tuesday to protest the arrests of colleagues by military forces, saying that civilian workers suspected of involvement with the rebel Arakan Army should be investigated only in cooperation with civilian departments.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Rohingya Man, 8-Year-Old Son Killed in Blast in Northern Rakhine

The Irrawaddy 
  By Moe Myint 
22 May 2019

YANGON—An explosion killed a Rohingya boy and his father and severely wounded another adult in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township on Tuesday, according to a village official.

The victims were identified as Mohamad Shofi, 38, his son Husson, 8, and Mohammad Shazam, an adult of unknown age, according to Ah Lel Kyun village administrative official U Win Hla Tun. Mohammad Shazam was transported to Sittwe Hospital for medical treatment this morning, U Win Hla Tun said.

Two Muslims killed and one injured from artillery shell

BNI Multi Media Group
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Development Media Group
 
An artillery shell landed on a Muslim house in Alae Kyun village, Kyauktaw Township on May 21, it killed two people and injured one.

Chawbi, 38, and his eight years old son Sayrahman, died while another person identified as Mahmat Afan was injured after the shell landed on Tuesday afternoon.

“They said that something landed on the house. It looked like the shell casing of a heavy weapon. They do not know where it came from,” said U Win Hla Tun, administrator of Alae Kyun village.

Bawdi Lar Laung, one of the leaders in the village, said that the bodies were buried in the cemetery and he was not aware about details of the incident.

The DMG also tried to contact to U Kyaw Hla, another household head, to know about the incident, but could not be reached for comment.
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Artillery kills 2 Muslim villagers in Myanmar's Rakhine


AA 
Kyaw Ye Lynn | YANGON
22.05.2019

Another person also injured when artillery shell hit home in Muslim-majority Alekyun village, says police officer 


A Muslim man and his 8-year old son was killed by artillery that villagers believed was fired by Myanmar military in the country’s Rakhine state.

Local police officer confirmed that an artillery shell hit a home in Muslim-majority Alekyun village in Kyauk Taw Township on Tuesday, killing two Muslim villagers and wounding another.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Girl Killed, Villagers Hurt by Myanmar Army Gunfire in Rakhine State

RFA
2019-05-20


Khine Linn Htay (L) is treated at Sittwe Hospital for injuries caused by artillery shells from fighting in Marlar Taung village, Kyauktaw township, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, May 20, 2019.
Photo courtesy of Phyu-sin Myitta Group


One child was killed and two other villagers were injured by gunfire from government soldiers in war-torn Rakhine state’s Kyauktaw township Sunday evening, amid wider armed conflict with a rebel ethnic military in Myanmar's western region, local residents said.

The shooting, which occurred in an area between Myauk Taung and Marlar Taung villages east of the Kaladan River, left 10-year-old Athein Chae dead, said Aung Hla Sein, the administrative head of Myauk Taung village.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Army Arrests Village Administrator in Rakhine

The Irrawaddy 
By Moe Myint 18 May 2019

GAD official U Thein Soe Aung's shop in Shwe Pyi village, in northern Rakhine's Kyauktaw Township. / Mg Than / Facebook
 
YANGON–A village administrative official from northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township was arrested by army troops on Thursday.

U Thein Soe Aung, an official of Shwe Pyi village—about 8 kilometers north of Kyauktaw Township—was accused by the Myanmar Army, or Tatmadaw, of providing rations to Arakan Army (AA) rebels.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

AA member shot dead in Kyauktaw

ELEVEN
Published 11 May 2019
A member of Arakan Army (AA) who blew off a military column shouldering security duties along Yangon-Sittway Union Road was shot dead, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services reported on May 10.

On May 10 morning, an AA group carried out two remote-control mine attacks on the military column working at about 3,000 metres away from Kyauktaw, Rakhine State. While clearing mines in the area, security troops shot an AA member dead and seized a motorcycle, a grenade, two mobile phones and accessories for planting mines, according to the press release.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Army Shoots Motorcycle Driver Dead in N. Rakhine

The Irrawaddy
By Moe Myint
10 May 2019
The body of motorcycle ferry driver Ko Maung Maung Hla, who was found dead in a rural area of northern Rakhine State's Kyauktaw Township early on Friday morning.  / Kyaw Hla Myint / Facebook 
 
YANGON—A motorcycle ferry operator was shot dead while driving home to his village in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township early Friday morning, according to local residents.

The victim was identified as Ko Maung Maung Hla, 36, from Phayar Paung village 4 miles south of downtown Kyauktaw. Village administrator U Aung Tin Win, who went to see the body at Kyauktaw General Hospital on Friday morning, told The Irrawaddy that Ko Maung Maung Hla worked as a ferry operator. He had a 9-year-old son with his wife, Daw Hla Win, who sells vegetables in a market.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New curfew imposed in Rakhine State.

MYANMAR TIMES 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 03, 2019
NYAN LYNN AUNG


Rakhine ethnic people travel by motorbike in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo - EPA



A curfew was imposed from 9pm to 5am in five townships in northern Rakhine State on Tuesday following clashes between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA), according to the state government.


The state issued a statement signed by Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Phone Tint on Monday that said the curfew had been ordered to enforce the administration, rules and regulations of the government as well as to protect the state’s businesses and economy.

“There is a public curfew in the late evening,” said a state official who asked not to be named.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Civilians hit by Rakhine fighting.

MYANMAR TIMES
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

By CHAN THAR


More than 50 civilians have been killed or are missing due to fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, according to an investigation by the Arakan National Party (ANP).



Led by ANP Vice Chair Daw Aye Nu Sein, a nine-member commission set up on March 20 investigated the fighting in Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships.

The ANP said it would submit a report of its findings next week.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine Estimated to Have Displaced 22,000 People

RFA 
2019-03-27


Members of the Arakan National Party conduct a field visit to a displacement camp in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.
Members of the Arakan National Party conduct a field visit to a displacement camp in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.Photo courtesy of Htun Aung Kyaw


Intense fighting this week between Myanmar forces and the rebel Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine state's Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships has displaced 2,000 villagers, raising the prospect of additional food and water shortages in the war-torn region, relief and disaster management workers said Wednesday.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hundreds More Flee Fighting in Northern Rakhine Over Weekend

The Irrawwady
11 Feburary 2019, By Moe Myint

People displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army over the weekend take shelter and have a meal at the Yoe Ta Yoke monastery in Ponnagyun Township, Rakhine State, on Sunday. / Rakhine Ethnic Congress / Facebook
YANGON — Fighting between the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar military’s Light Infantry Division 22 drove more than 500 residents of Saung Du Village, in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township, out of their homes over the weekend.

Hundreds More Flee Fighting in Northern Rakhine Over Weekend.

The Irrawaddy





11 February 2019, By MOE MYINT








People displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army over the weekend take shelter and have a meal at the Yoe Ta Yoke monastery in Ponnagyun Township, Rakhine State, on Sunday. / Rakhine Ethnic Congress / Facebook



YANGON — Fighting between the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar military’s Light Infantry Division 22 drove more than 500 residents of Saung Du Village, in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township, out of their homes over the weekend.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Police Arrest Dozens on Suspicion of Ties with AA in Northern Rakhine

The Irrawaddy
By Moe Myint 4 February 2019

Residents of Shin Let Wa village in Chin State’s Paletwa Township take shelter after fleeing armed clashes between AA and government troops in 2017. In the early hours of Feb. 4, 2019, 24 people from the same village were arrested by authorities at a home in Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township, along with their hosts.

YANGON—Police arrested 26 people in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township early Monday morning on suspicion of having connections with the Arakan Army (AA), state legislator U Maung Than Sein said.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dozens of Rohingya Arrested for Traveling Illegally.

By HTUN HTUN 
23 January 2019


                                             A group of Rohingya arrested in Mindon Township, Magway Region / supplied by police

YANGON—Police have opened cases under the Immigration Law against dozens of undocumented Rohingya accused of leaving Rakhine State without permission.

Police arrested 12 Rohingya on a vehicle near milepost No. 13 on the Yangon-Mandalay Highway on Jan. 19 and 15 more on Mindon-Thayet Rd. in Magwe Region the following day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur expresses alarm at escalating conflict in Myanmar.

By agency reporter
JANUARY 22, 2019


The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar has expressed alarm at the escalating violence in northern and central Rakhine State and Chin State, and called on all sides to exercise restraints in use of force and to ensure the protection of civilians.

Since November 2018 the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, and Arakan Army (AA), an ethnic armed organisation, have been engaged in heavy fighting, resulting in deaths and injuries to civilians. At least 5,000 people have been displaced from their homes.

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