The Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry revises the existing 1993 Child Law and ups the punishment handed out in child rape cases.
Police have not yet delivered an official explanation to the public regarding an investigation into a number of minor explosions in Rangoon.
Initial laboratory tests find four bottles of M-150 energy drink do not contain explosive but are filled with liquid painkiller, wax and oil.
‘We have shackled them in accordance with the prison manual, and we have opened a case against them with the police,’ says the correctional director.
The chain connecting some of the world’s best-known brands with a mine in one the most inaccessible corners of Southeast Asia has many links.
Nineteen vacant seats are up for grabs in the by-election slated for April 1, 2017.
Five lawmakers from the National League for Democracy are dismissed from their posts in parliamentary committees.
Two new rape cases—including one involving underage victims—are filed with the local police in Chanayethazan Township.
Amid Jakarta protests against violence toward Rohingya Muslims, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi postpones a visit to Indonesia, citing scheduling difficulties.
Head of the Arakan State Advisory Commission will lead a delegation to the conflict-torn region in the north of the state.
The military would not engage in ‘party politics,’ but the 2008 Constitution does allow for a state of emergency, says Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
‘Already, the town of Mong Ko has fallen into the hands of the joint ethnic armed groups,’ a Northern Alliance spokesperson says.
Comments on Arakan State made in BBC coverage by UN refugee agency personnel spark complaints of misinformation.
The Irrawaddy discusses escalating violence and the prospect for peace with guests U Maung Maung Soe and Ko Moe Thway.
Protesters across Southeast Asia demonstrate against the rising violence in Arakan State.