- It is learned from the news that the ARSA terrorists attacked the vehicle carrying members of the security force with explosive device and small arms from the hillock of North West of Kyein Chaung village in Maung Daw Township, Rakhine State around 10:00 am on 5 January 2018 and a driver and two members of security force were wounded.
- Such attack may not only affect the process of stability, security, prevalence of law and order and development in Rakhine State but also seriously hinder the arrangements for the repatriation of returnees, who left homes due to terrorist attacks in August, to the places they had resided. In addition, it may also affect the regional development undertaken by the Government and the UEHRD process.
- The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission strongly condemns such attack by the ARSA terrorists.
Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
Dated: 9 January 2018