An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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လှေသည် နေရပ်စွန့်ခွာ ထွက်ပြေးခဲ့ရသူများကို ထားရှိသည့် စခန်းတစ်ခုမှ ခရီးသည် ၆၀ ခန့်ကို တင်ဆောင်လာခဲ့သည်ဟု ကုလသမဂ္ဂက ပြောကြားသည်
Former general and deputy minister for Home Affairs, U Maung Maung Ohn, was appointed Chief Minister of Rakhine State in 2014, replacing U Hla Maung. Although the Arakan National Party won a majority of seats in the Rakhine assembly last November, the National League for Democracy appointed as chief minister, the chair of its state branch, U Nyi Pu, an ethnic Rakhine.