In February 2010, Musi Rawas was subject to serious flooding which submerged over 6000 homes and affected thousands of hectares of land.
On April 29, 2013 there were a clash between people from North Musi Rawas who blocade national road Jambi-Palembang v.v. with policemen who want to open the blocade after 11 hours negotiation failed. 4 people dead and 6 policemen is shot with traditional guns by protesters. People from North Musi Rawas want a new regency split from the current Musi Rawas Regency. A new regency, called Muratara Regency, was created in June 2013.