Yanghee Lee blames the Burma Army’s hold on the government for a potential backslide in human rights progress.
Lawyers argue the Burma Army should not be allowed to purchase Israeli weapons due to alleged human rights abuses.
As a pledge to address the shortage of buses under the new system, the Yangon Region Transport Authority says the govt will import 1,000 buses.
Najib Razak calls on Burma to provide unimpeded access for humanitarian aid at meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The government was quick to take action against nationalists disrupting Muslim ceremonies, but more needs to be done so Ma Ba Tha is not resurrected.
Police are preparing to file a lawsuit against members of the Rangoon division of the Nationalist Coalition Group, including its leader U Hla Thein Maung
The majority of Burma-born people living abroad hail from the country’s border areas and are now in Thailand and Malaysia.
At Malaysia’s request, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meets Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the conflict affecting Arakan Muslims.
‘We are not terrorists or insurgents as long as our ethnic Kachin people and all the local people do not consider us as terrorists.’
Rangoon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein urges commuters to be patient and calls for greater cooperation from individual bus owners.
‘Locals are afraid of elephant poachers, they are afraid that their lives will be threatened if they give us information,’ says forestry official.
Khine Myo Htun has been detained since July on charges of sedition and incitement for accusing the Burma Army of war crimes.
Thirteen government-owned timber production stations across the country become elephant camps for visitors.
Many working families are living in extremely tough conditions, skimping on food and relying on high-cost loans to survive, new research shows.
Hundreds of volunteers are signing up to work with philanthropic groups, the student union, and lawmakers to ease the transition to a new bus service.