Myanmar president office announced Arakan Army illegal organization on March 23. Home Minister General Soe Htunt designated AA as terrorist group on the same day.
By following the announcements, Myanmar government charged editors Khaing Myat Kyaw, Thar Lun Zaung Het, and Nay Myo Lin for intervitng Arakan Army Spokesperson Khaing Thu Kha. The editors charged are from news outlets Naranjara, Myanmar Now, and Khit Thit, and Radio Free Asian.
Police searched Narinjara office and briefly arrested three reporters in Sittway, Rakhine State. The police confiscated two laptop computers.