An old regime stalwart heads a new ‘think tank’ linked to the government’s peace secretariat, alongside veterans of the peace process under Thein Sein.
A committee involving senior members of the government is formed to prevent and mitigate interreligious violence, in cooperation with local authorities.
A city review committee has carried out inspections on 12 high-rise structures to assess whether they could harm the city or its residents.
The head of the Central Committee for Arakan State Peace, Stability and Development invites stakeholders to discuss challenges facing local development projects.
Minister Aung Ko says all ‘extremist’ monks, including anti-Muslim firebrand Wirathu, can be prosecuted for spreading hatred of other religions.
A farmer and a former reporter and editor are handed fines of 20,000 kyats for ‘defamation’ related to a 3-year-old news story.
The Sagaing Division trading town of Kalay pays a heavy price for its strategic location near the Indian border, as police fight in vain against a flood of drugs.
On a tour of flood-hit areas of Arakan State, Burma’s armed forces chief warns resident soldiers against ‘extreme activities’ in a plea for ‘ethnic unity.’
Rural development activist Maung Aye is convicted by a Kyaukphyu, Arakan State court for suspected ties to the Arakan Army, a charge which he denies.
Leading Buddhist cleric organization Ma Ha Na declares that Ma Ba Tha was ‘not formed in accordance with the country’s monastic rules.’
Laborers and student activists detained for marching on Naypyidaw from a Sagaing industrial zone are sentenced for refusing to respond in court hearings.
The government has called a halt on construction of, and spending on, irrigation dams, due to their negligible impact on agricultural production.
Tint Swe, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Information and former chief censor under the military regime, has resigned his post.
The group urges its followers not to demonstrate in response to criticism from the Rangoon chief minister, saying they no longer take his comments seriously.
The Arakan National Party will deliver a letter highlighting local concerns to Vice President Henry Van Thio at a meeting with Mrauk U residents.