YANGON, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Curfew hours have been reduced in Maungtaw, Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, as peace and stability are improving in the region, Myanmar News Agency quoted the Maungtaw district administration as saying Friday.
According to the Maungtaw regional authorities, the curfew was reduced from 9 p.m. till 5 a.m. the next morning instead of from 7 p.m. till 6 a.m. and the new order will be effective for two months starting Friday.
The locals are being urged to effectively use the limited time and cooperate for the security of people's lives.
Three border outposts in Maungtaw, Rakhine state were under violent attack by armed men on Oct. 9 last year in which nine policemen and five soldiers were killed.
A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in Maungtaw since Oct. 10.