Although the target of 30 percent has not been reached, an evaluation reports that 126 out of 740 delegates at the peace conference were women.
Maj-Gen Myint Nwe describes the farming projects as supporting soldiers’ livelihoods and saving more than 75 billion kyats of state funds annually.
Strong winds blow off roofs and flatten structures, including in IDP camps, but no reports of casualties or significant flooding.
A viral video that appears to show members of the Burma Army beating three civilians calls into question ongoing allegations of military abuse.
Trio of experts investigating alleged human rights abuses by security forces to be led by Indira Jaising, an advocate of India’s Supreme Court.
Cyclone Mora strikes the island of Saint Martin and Teknaf near Cox’s Bazar, where some 200,000 people are evacuated to shelters.
Despite encountering disagreements over some federal principles, organizers say the conference achieved its aims ‘to some extent.’
Leading laypersons of the ultranationalist Buddhist group will reportedly name the party ‘135 United Patriots.’
Phaung Daw Oo Monastic School in Mandalay, led by Buddhist monk Sayadaw U Nayaka, receives this year’s Citizen of Burma Award.
The bodies of three Kachin men who were arrested by the Burma Army are returned to their families after undergoing post mortems.
The UWSA remains steadfast in its stance that the current ceasefire agreement needs to be amended regardless of Burma Army statements to the contrary.
U Zaw Htay says commitment to ‘non-secession’ created major impasse in talks between government, Tatmadaw and NCA-signatory armed groups.
Footage appears to show several Tatmadaw members beating and kicking three men as at least six unidentified men are handcuffed and questioned.
A Pegu Division court sentences Ma Sandi Myint Aung, a USDP supporter, to six months in prison for Facebook posts she shared in 2016.
Representatives from the TNLA and KIA say further engagement with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi appears promising.