The land that is known as Arakan by the foreigners is called Rakhaing-pray by its own people, Rakhaing-thar (Arakanese) who were titled this name in honour of preservation on their national heritage and ethics or morality.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Heavy rains have caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country during the last two weeks of July. Cyclone Komen, that made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, has brought strong winds, heavy rains resulting in floods and landslides in several states and regions in Myanmar.
On 31 July, President U Thein Sein issued a statement proclaiming (1) Chin State, (2) Sagaing Region, (3) Magway Region and (4) Rakhine State, as natural disaster zones.