YANGON, Oct 27 (NNN-MNA) – At least 27 police and some civilians were seized by an armed group, in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, an official from the Military True News Information Team said.
A water vessel running from Sittwe to Buthidaung township was intercepted and the passengers, including some police officers on board, were seized by the Arakan Army (AA) in Rathedaung township around 10:30 a.m. local time, said Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, secretary of the True News Information Team.
YANGON, Oct 13 (NNN-MNA) – Some 31 passengers have been kidnapped from an express bus, by an insurgent group, in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said police Sunday.
The passengers, including 19 Fire Department personnel and 12 civilians, were abducted by the Arakan Army (AA) from the Shwepyitha express bus, on Mrauk U-Sittway road, in Mrauk U township.
When the bus stopped for a man in civilian cloth at the roadside signalling the bus to stop, 18 armed men emerged from the forest and took away the 31 passengers into the forest.
YANGON, Oct 2 (NNN-MNA) – Myanmar police have exposed a total of 191 human trafficking cases across the country, in the first nine months of this year, according to figures released by the Anti-Trafficking Police Force today (Wednesday).
From Jan to Sept this year, 556 traffickers were charged in connection with the cases and 279 people were victimised.
Altogether 25 people, including seven children, were victimised while 54 traffickers were charged, in connection with 15 human trafficking cases in Sept alone.
YANGON, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Some 27 displaced persons have returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh, arriving at a reception camp in Maungtaw, Rakhine state, according to the immigration authorities Monday.
The displaced people, who returned on their own wishes, made up of 14 families including some children. They were received at the Nga Khu Ya reception center last week.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with “genocidal intent”.
On Saturday, the website of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said a military court that visited the northern state found soldiers had shown “weakness in following instructions in some incidents” at a village said to have been a Rohingya massacre site.
YANGON, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Representatives of Myanmar government's National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) and four ethnic armed groups issued a joint communique late on Saturday following their meeting in Kengtung, Shan state, earlier on the day.
The four armed groups are Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) or Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), Myanmar National Truth and Justice Party (MNTJP) or Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the United League of Arakan(ULA) or Arakan Army (AA).
YANGON, Aug 30 (NNN-Xinhua) — A total of 78 more illegal Myanmar migrant workers have been sent back to homeland from Thailand, Myanmar’s immigration authorities said on Friday.
The illegal migrant workers including six women were handed over by Thailand’s Immigration Department through Kawthoung border gate in southern Tanintharyi region on Wednesday evening.
They were expelled by the Thai authorities for being found with expired visas and without proper documents.
YANGON, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to Myanmar soon at the invitation of his Myanmar counterpart U Win Myint, the Myanmar government said in a media announcement on Sunday.
Myanmar and S. Korea have been making efforts to enhance their economic and trade cooperation and have coordinated to establish an industrial zone for Korean companies investing in Myanmar.