In Rakhine, the AA and the military council are holding competitive arrests. The military council has been strict in Rakhine since the past. People who they think belong to the AA are often arrested arbitrarily. In response, the AA started arresting members of the military council. In cities such as Maungdaw, Kyauktaw, Sistway, and Myauk U, more than a hundred civilians who were not members of AA were arrested in various places due to the arrests of policemen, soldiers, military officers, and administrators.
The military situation in Rakhine has been tense for a long time, but until now there have been no confrontations and only arrests have been made, so the people are living in fear.