Schools in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to re­open

Fiji Sun - - Asia News - Xin­hua

Yan­gon: Some schools in Myanmar’s north­ern Rakhine state, which were closed due to ter­ror­ist at­tacks since late Au­gust, will re­open on Mon­day as the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion im­proved, the of­fi­cial Global New Light of Myanmar re­ported Satur­day.

It is ex­pected that other schools in eth­nic na­tional vil­lages in Maungtaw will fol­low suit, the Maungtaw Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment was quoted as say­ing by the news­pa­per.

Un­der ter­ror­ists’ threat, eth­nic na­tion­als in Maungtaw and some vil­lages had fled to other safer places such as Sittway, Buthi­daung and Yathedaung.

Mean­while, a to­tal of 4,220 in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPs) have re­turned to their vil­lages as clashes abated be­tween Arakan Ro­hingya Sal­va­tion Army (ARSA) ex­trem­ist ter­ror­ists and se­cu­rity forces in the re­gion, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

With the help of se­cu­rity forces, the IDPs from 15 eth­nic vil­lages in Maungtaw, Yathedaung and Buthi­daung town­ships were es­corted back to their homes.

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