Arakan Army invites foreign investors to discuss projects in Rakhine State

The ethnic armed organisation urges investors to cooperate with them in order to continue existing initiatives or discuss future projects

The Arakan Army (AA) has issued a warning directed at those implementing foreign investment projects in Rakhine State, urging them to cooperate with the ethnic armed organisation to ensure the continuation of ongoing projects and to discuss new ones. 

The statement, published on Monday in three languages—Burmese, Chinese, and English—claimed that the AA would safeguard current projects and protect the lives of those involved. 

Eight of Rakhine State’s 17 townships are under the control of the AA—Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, Minbya, Pauktaw, Myebon, Ponnagyun, and Rathedaung in northern Rakhine State and Ramree in southern Rakhine—as well as Paletwa in neighbouring Chin State. 

Myanmar Now contacted AA spokesperson Khaing Thukha for comment on the investment policy, but had not received a response at the time of reporting. 

Veteran Rakhine politician and former parliamentarian Pe Than said that if the AA manages to capture. . .

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