Frontier Live: Inside Paletwa, the forgotten corner of the Arakan Army conflict
Thursday 27 February at 6:30 pm at Myanm/art
Frontier members get free entry to all their “Frontier Live” events, and this time they’re also throwing in a free drink (beer or wine) to sweeten the deal. Non-members are welcome but will be asked to pay a K7,000 cover charge (including one drink)—-
Frontier journalist Kyaw Lin Htoon has just returned from Paletwa in southern Chin State, which in recent years has developed into a stronghold of the Arakan Army. Paletwa has been the scene of some of the heaviest clashes between the AA and the Tatmadaw, and the situation is so unstable that many civil servants are choosing to resign rather than take up postings there. In conversation with Frontier editor-in-chief Thomas Kean, Kyaw Lin Htoon will provide a rare first-hand account of conditions inside the township, parts of which have been completely cut off by the conflict, with supplies of essentials like rice and fuel running low.
After Kyaw Lin Htoon’s presentation there’ll be time for questions, and Thomas will also be happy to take any queries or suggestions you might have on Frontier’s recent coverage of other issues. Once the formal part of the evening wraps up, we hope you’ll stay for drinks and a chat with our team and other Frontier members.
Frontier members get free entry to all our “Frontier Live” events, and this time we’re also throwing in a free drink (beer or wine) to sweeten the deal. Non-members are welcome but will be asked to pay a K7,000 cover charge (including one drink).
The good folks at Myanm/art have kindly let us use their space for the night. There’ll be a cash bar offering a great selection of drinks and limited snacks.