The army is prepared to string barbed wire around refugee camps, top general says.
Protest by hundreds of residents forces government to change its mind, but decision lies with national government.
The military says the lack of access has stopped communication with outside world.
They were fleeing poverty and lack of freedom in their native Rakhine state.
A laser is pointed at Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s face in Yangon.
Myanmar “should demonstrate that it is serious in alleviating the crisis,” Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says.
Several ethnic armies say they have never considered or carried out bomb attacks.
A working group already exists, though, Myanmar's representative to the UN says, adding that what is needed now is 'sincere will' to implement existing agreements.
Region’s chief minister reports the now viral image to the culture minister.
The Arakan Army claims it killed 10 government troops and seized an artillery camp.
Under an international cloud, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing stresses unity in visits, alms to religious institutions.
Many mosques were closed in 2012 after intercommunal violence in Rakhine state.
The Arakan Army rescues a detained woman from police in Rakhine state.
The ruling National League for Democracy party opposes the bill, saying similar limitations do not exist internationally.
Democracy icon is seen as ignoring victims of her army’s 2017 ethnic cleansing campaign.
Myanmar’s peace commission will meet again with representatives from the four rebel armies in October.
Learning Chinese is seen as a better route to employment in the isolated corner of Myanmar.
Rohingya refugee leaders have agreed to the proposal by China’s ambassador to Dhaka.
Some in the Kayin capital Myawaddy say the Chinese seem to be above the law.
Government negotiators will meet the leaders of four ethnic armies on Sept. 17.
Myanmar says they are welcome back, but the UN says none have applied to return.
Analysts see Beijing's main goal as paving the way for its Belt and Road infrastructure scheme.
The prospect that the Myanmar military will join the talks remains uncertain amid positive hints.
The Arakan Army, Ta’ang National Liberation Army, and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army say they will respond if attacked.
The army denies that it dropped the complaint against Rev. Hkalam Samson on account of growing international pressure.
Officials discuss adding barbed wire to camps, preparing to relocate 100,000 to Bhashan Char island.
Paul Lu gave a broken scale to his sentencing judge to underscore distrust of justice system.
Aung Ko Htway was jailed for two years after describing his ordeal to RFA in an interview.
'No other armed groups' were in Ooyinthar village during two days of fires, a witness says.
Northern Alliance troops are suspected in the attack, which left vehicles ablaze Tuesday night on the Kutkai-Muse road.