News originated on Myanmar National TV; govt confirms report is false.
U Win Myint’s New Year’s address focuses on housing, corruption, land, drugs, funding for small business and other issues
President U Win Myint also issued a decree that nullified the “conditional release” stipulated in Article 401 (1) for those convicted on political charges.
The backlash to the health minister's recent remarks are a wakeup call to talk openly and honestly about the health care system's challenges and root problems.
PM Hasina says Bangladesh submitted the names of 8,000 Rohingya families for repatriation to Myanmar, but that Myanmar so far refuses to take them back.
The Irrawaddy speaks with two generations of Thingyan Than Gyat lovers about the history and significance of the antiphonal chants and their efforts to keep the tradition alive.
Local groups say Facebook CEO’s assurances are not sufficient, given country’s complex and unique characteristics
Meeting planned for late April or early May, commission secretary says
Following up on vow to tackle graft, U Win Myint also urges Supreme Court judges to be impartial
The NMSP wrapped up a three-day meeting on Wednesday to explain its reasons for signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in February and to gather public feedback.
The UN refugee agency is set to sign an MoU with Bangladesh laying out a framework for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, an agency spokesman said.
Major-General Tun Myat Naing says FPNCC would be open to NCA with some changes; AA ‘welcomes’ China’s Silk Road project
Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular retirement option for foreigners attracted by its agreeable climate, low living and health costs and culture of service.
The army said seven soldiers have been sentenced to "10 years in prison with hard labor in a remote area" for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in September.
"What's happening in Myanmar is a terrible tragedy, and we need to do more," Mark Zuckerberg said.