Rakhine State Current Affairs, GK & News

Aung San Sui Kyi Party claims to win Myanmar Elections

Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) party has claimed to have won the Myanmar elections. Around 38 million voted to select the National League of Democracy (NLD) Party for a second term. NLD was required to win at least 2/3rd of the elected seats to win. The Rohingya Crisis The previous ..

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World’s Longest Internet Shutdown in Myanmar enters 2nd year

On 21st June 2019, the mobile internet services were shut down by the Myanmar Government in eight townships of the conflict-hit Rakhine State and in one township in Chin State. Between September 2019 to February 2020 the restrictions were lifted in 5 states but were again reinstated. In Maungdaw township of Rakhine State, the restrictions ..

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ICJ to announce decision against Myanmar on 23rd January

The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, International Court of Justice (ICJ) on emergency measures will be announcing its decisions on provisional measures against a genocide case on Myanmar on the 23rd January 2020 as informed by the Minister of Justice of Gambia on Tuesday, 14th January 2020. The case of alleging Myanmar for ..

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US slaps sanctions against Myanmar’s military chief for killing of Rohingya Muslims

The United States of America has slapped sanctions against Myanmar’s Military Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other top officers for gross human rights violations, including killing of Rohingya Muslims. The announcement in this regard was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Key Highlights Following the US sanctions, Myanmar’s Army Chief and others ..

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India hands over 250 pre-fabricated houses to Myanmar’s Rakhine State

India handed over 250 pre-fabricated houses for use of displaced Muslim minorities, who are currently residing in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The houses delivered to Myanmar for displaced Rohingya returnees in Rakhine State are under India’s ‘Rakhine State Development Programme’ (RSDP) for $25 Million for a period of 5 years. Background In December 2017 a memorandum ..

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