National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Sittway Township Chairman San Shwe Kyaw said that the Union Government was planning to provide military training to local ethnic Rakhine people and equip them with arms for resolving armed conflicts in Maungdaw area, northern Rakhine State.
Masked attackers assaulted the Kyaungtaung Village chief in Buthidaung Township in Rakhine State with swords, according to the Information Committee of the State Counsellor Office.
On Monday afternoon, the village chief Mamauk Sawlain, aged 38, was attacked by villager Arr Li Gyuhak and ten masked people with swords while the village chief was holding a meeting with the 100-household chiefs of Kyaungtaung and Sar Kaing villages regading the security of the villages at a tea shop in Sar Kaing village.
The village chief was injured and taken to the Buthidaung Hospital
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Minister of Information Dr Pe Myint are due to headline a ground-breaking three-day forum to discuss the progress and hurdles faced as Myanmar transitions to a full democracy.
The Myanmar Democratic Transition Forum will be held at the Myanmar International Convention Center 2 in Nay Pyi Taw from August 11 through to August 13, according to a press statement by the Ministry of Information.
The Myanmar government’s commission on Sunday cleared Myanmar security forces of claims of systematic rape, murder and arson against Muslims in Rakhine, dismissing UN allegations of widespread abuses during a recent crackdown.
The commission examined the deadly violence which began in Rakhine State in October last year after attacks by Rohingya militants on police posts near the Bangladesh border.
The Myanmar government typically refers to the Rohingya as Bengalis.
The German government has granted subsidies worth 1.85 million Euros (about 2.1 million US-Dollars) for humanitarian aid in Rakhine State, according to a press release July 21.
It will be used to improve strengthening and improving access to local basic health care structures.
Also conducting awareness raising campaigns on health topics in communities is programmed. In this regard, providing care to pregnant women and new mothers is a special focus.