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Thousands of Rohingya feared trapped in fighting in western Myanmar – Times of India

Tens of thousands of Muslim minority Rohingya are feared to be caught in fighting in western Myanmar, as a powerful armed ethnic group bears down on junta positions in a coastal town on the country's border with Bangladesh.The Arakan Army (AA), which is fighting for autonomy for Myanmar's Rakhine region, said late on Sunday that residents of Maungdaw town, inhabited primarily by the Rohingya, should leave by 9 p.m.ahead of a planned offensive on the settlement.The AA's attack on Maungdaw is the latest in a months-long rebel onslaught against the Myanmar junta, which took power in a February 2021 coup, and now finds itself in an increasingly weakened position across large parts of the country."We are going to attack the remaining posts" of junta, the AA said in a statement, asking reside...
India issues new advisory against fake job rackets in Myanmar, flags another ‘dangerous’ area

India issues new advisory against fake job rackets in Myanmar, flags another ‘dangerous’ area

New Delhi: India has issued yet another advisory against fake job rackets targetting Indian youths in the neighbouring country of Myanmar, flagging a new location at Pha Lu as a dangerous area.The Indian embassy in Yangon issued a statement Monday, saying, “There has been an increase in the incidents of Indian nationals falling victim to the international crime syndicates active in the Myawaddy region on Myanmar-Thailand border.” “We would re-emphasize the importance of adhering to our advisories on the subject for not taking any such job offers without consulting the respective Indian Embassies,” it added. Show Full Article This was in continuation of the embassy’s advisories on the subject issued in July 2022, October 2022, March ...