The Zay Di Pyin mosque in Arakan State escapes extensive damage in the incident, but accounts differ regarding the cause of the blaze.
Some 10,000 community workers in nine refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border will be affected by financial cuts as funding declines.
Reconstruction of events finds an attack on an Arakan village marks the start of a two-week military onslaught across about 10 Rohingya villages.
As the first JICM on the NCA finishes in Naypyidaw, the second session of the 21st Century Panglong peace conference is set to begin on May 24.
U Aung Ko Ko is arrested in Pyin Oo Lwin on suspicion of stabbing Ko Wai Yan Heinn after allegedly discovering the editor was seeing his wife.
Arrests raise questions about unethical journalism, as police say the suspects received 800,000 kyats to take men without permits into lower Burma.
Publisher of weekly news journal Ko Wai Yan Heinn, 27, is found dead with multiple stab wounds at his office in Rangoon.
Low rent from two construction projects—plus one in the pipeline—cost the regional govt more than 13 billion kyats in the last fiscal year.
Observers predict no major shift of direction for the KNU as top figures are re-elected while ‘skeptical’ faction is edged out.
Amnesty International demands the release of Lahpai Gam, 56, whose health has deteriorated—possibly because of the torture he endured.
A report reveals that the govt has suffered a whopping 57.923 billion kyat loss from long-term reduced rent leasing agreements in public parks.
Burma’s leader tells the BBC ethnic cleansing is “too strong an expression to use for what is happening” in Arakan State.
Police are yet to prosecute anybody in connection with the murder of Eleven Media Group reporter Ko Soe Moe Tun.
Shops selling horn also stock other protected wildlife products including whole elephant tusks, carved elephant ivory and tiger skins.
Local authorities say 18 cases of alleged abuse by security forces have been filed in Maungdaw.