This briefer provides an update of foreign investments in Arakan State, armed conflict, the struggle by local communities to defend their lands and rights, and proposed federal solutions for resource management by leading political stakeholders – which are key to ending the conflict. The Burma government is urged to immediately end military offensives in Arakan State and all ethnic areas, and start inclusive political dialogue addressing the root causes of ethnic conflict. International governments and investors are urged to suspend all largescale investment projects in Arakan and other ethnic states in order to end current conflicts until new federal constitutions and legislatures are adopted in accordance with a future Union Peace Accord.

 

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Investment and conflict in Western Burma - in English