Chin residents protest against military strikes

Residents of Hakha, Chin State, staged a protest demanding an end to military strikes in Kachin State and Shan State on Monday, reports said.

Around 2,000 people marched for two hours in Hakha Township.

Mai Kyal Kyal, a protestor, said: “I denounce the military’s attack. War hurts both sides. I believe the country will develop only when there’s no war.”

Rakhine State residents hold rally to support military in Maungdaw

A group of residents of Myebone Village, located in Yanbyal Township, Rakhine State, held a rally to show support for the Myanmar Defence Services (Tatmadaw), which has entered the region following the recent Maungdaw attacks.

According to Htun Aung Lin from Myebone, the rally was meant to show support and appreciation for the soldiers who were there to protect the Rakhine locals from insurgents and terrorists who were allegedly forcing thousand out of their homes.

Govt peace commission meets UNFC negotiators

The Myanmar government's peace commission met with representatives of the Delegation of Peace Negotiation (DPN), a body within the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15.

The discussion focused on the eight-point proposal of the DPN, according to Hla Maung Shwe of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC).

Increasing number of Maungdaw dwellers flee to Sittway

MAUNGDAW- Due to continuous fighting between army and terrorists happened in Maungdaw Township, Rakhines living in Maungdaw Township and nearby villages are now fleeing to Sittway Township by riding the vessel.

That’s why residents worried that the vessel would sink because there were increasing numbers of vessel passengers and some are riding on the roof of vessel.

Rakhines face food shortage

MAUNGDAW- Ethnic Rakhines living in the nearest area of clashes happened in Maungdaw Township are now facing the food shortage as they can’t catch the fishes, said residents on October 14.Transportation access already cut out in the villages of the northern part of Maungdaw Township and a total of 30 villages are now facing food problems.