Sittwe


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Sit•twe

(ˈsɪt weɪ)

n.
a seaport in W Burma. 107,907. Formerly, Akyab.
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Each one of them has relatives who are still living in Sittwe who call every now and then to talk about the current situation.
Summary: Yangon [Myanmar], Feb 24 (ANI): A series of four bomb explosions occurred on Saturday in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state.
Bomb debris are seen after an explosion outside a building in Sittwe, Myanmar February 24, 2018.
About a hundred supporters gathered in front of the Sittwe prison compound to greet Khaing Myo Tun upon his release.
Tun Ther Sein, regional MP from Mrauk U, said some of the critically injured protesters were taken to the state capital of Sittwe, a three-hour drive south of the ancient town studded with Buddhist temples.
Five years ago, Sittwe, nestled in an estuary in the Bay of Bengal, was a mixed city, divided between an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist majority and the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Issues regarding the operation and maintenance of Sittwe port and the road from Paletwa- Zorinpui were reviewed.
To erase the Rohingya history, the names of historical landmarks were changed: Arakan was named the Rakhine state, and its capital city Akyab changed to Sittwe.
Ms Suu Kyi arrived in the state capital, Sittwe, and headed to northern Rakhine, where many Rohingya villages were located.
Speaking to dpa on Thursday, government spokesman Zaw Htay said the state counselor's visit would last a day and would cover the state capital, Sittwe, as well as the conflict-hit north.
On Thursday, amid heightened security, Suu Kyi boarded a military helicopter at Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, to be taken to Maungdaw, one of districts worst hit by the violence.
The protest took place in Sittwe, the capital city of Myanmar's Rakhine state.