By Phanida Soe Thu Aung
Khun Myint Tun, member of Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) consisting of the eight Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), said that they had called for meetings with C-in-C of Defence Services and the State Counsellor separately.
They called for the meeting with the two leaders to take place after the second anniversary ceremony of NCA signing to be held at Myanmar Convention Centre (1) in Naypyitaw on October 15.
On Saturday, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, approved a grant of DKK 20 million (approximately USD 3.2 million) to support government led efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to all people in need in Rakhine State, in particular northern Rakhine, through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
In coordination with the government, the Red Cross Movement will carry out the humanitarian mission in accordance with the fundamental principles of the Movement, including independence and impartiality, according to an Embassy statement.
A press conference was held in Sittwe on September 5 regarding bringing back those who fled from their homes and villages after terrorist attacks erupted in northern Rakhine State. Almost all the villagers had to flee from their homes.
This press conference was organized and held by ‘Western Border Rakhine National Territory Reconstruction Committee’ (Provisional) and the committee briefed what they would do for local people to be able to stay in their areas in a safe and secure environment.
By Subir Bhaumik
For the first time, Bangladesh has offered to start joint military operations with Myanmar to curb and control the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).
Officials in Bangladesh foreign ministry said the offer has been conveyed to Nay Pyi Taw through Myanmar's charge d'affairs in Dhaka.
It was not yet clear how Myanmar,especially its army, would react to the offer.
Sheikh Hasina's government is against receiving Rohingyas or against backing any ARSA terrorist activity.
By Zeyar Maw
Rakhine State Government spokesman Min Aung told Mizzima that they were continuously providing relief supplies to those who fleeing from terrorist attacks in Maungdaw.
“Yesterday our Rakhine State Chief Minister and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement visited their shelters by helicopter and provided them relief supplies. And also Tatmadaw (army) is providing assistance to them. They are proceeding to Buthidaung and Maungdaw today,” Min Aung said.