Sai San Nyunt was contesting a regional seat in Mong Hsu Township, Shan State, and was preparing to begin his campaign in the constituency.
The incident reportedly marks the first time in Maungdaw police records that a Buddhist monk has been apprehended for drug dealing.
‘These are extremely serious allegations, and we are deeply concerned,’ says presidential spokesman U Zaw Htay.
MIC responds to the Central Committee for Implementation of Peace and Development in Arakan State’s request for how to create local job opportunities.
Lower House Speaker Win Myint’s daughter and her soon-to-be husband ask guests not to bring wedding gifts to the upcoming nuptials.
Hundreds join a demonstration to demand an end to the fighting between the Burma Army and ethnic armed groups in the northern part of the country.
A second suspect is arrested in connection with the high-profile assassination of U Ko Ni, a top legal advisor for the ruling NLD party.
The fourth regular session of Parliament resumed on Monday with the NLD govt discussing its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
The government seeks parliamentary approval to spend nearly 3.7 billion kyats to implement 18 road and bridge construction projects.
The national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of U Ko Ni.
Al Haj U Aye Lwin says the living conditions for Muslim refugees on the Bangladeshi border were ‘inappropriate even for animals.’
Daw Inzali Mya Shein is charged under Article 56 of the 2013 anti-corruption law, which could lead to a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
‘We are still hoping with all our hearts that they will eventually allow us to visit Sittwe and distribute the aid ourselves,’ says the mission chief.
Irrawaddy Division’s Meinmahla Kyun is added to the list of Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
‘We must ensure the security of the Parliament because high-ranking officials and ministers are going in and out there,’ says Parliament staffer.