Attacks on police outposts in Rakhine state near Myanmar’s north-western border have sparked fears of a resurgence in sectarian violence, which in 2012 killed more than 100 people and drove thousands to refugee camps.
A landmark peace conference has begun in Myanmar bringing together many of the country’s armed ethnic groups in hopes of ending the world’s longest running civil war.
Today, August 5th, an undiagnosed disease in Myanmar. The state officials confirmed the deaths of at least 38 people, mostly children, killed by an un-diagnosed disease in a mountainous area of the Sagaing region.
Myanmar Information Ministry issued a ban on government officials forbidding them to call Muslim minority “Rohingya” (as they call themselves) but to use the term “people who believe in Islam” instead.