New National League for Democracy-led government claims to have put an end to military officers transferring to senior posts in civil administration.
Police say they will investigate those spreading online rumors that President Htin Kyaw will step down.
Survey of 85 Rohingya women and girls who have fled to India, Malaysia and Indonesia, shows about 60 percent marry before the age of 18.
The government commission is approaching the Wa-led committee of seven armed ethnic groups for talks.
While war between government forces and the KNLA may have ceased, land rights and displacement are continued stresses for Karen civilians.
Life is slowly improving in a center once known as ‘the child prison’, but much more needs to be done to help its young people to re-enter society.
The Myanmar Press Council tries to mediate between the military and a local daily over a satirical piece questioning the country’s ongoing peace process.
ET sends a petition to Thailand’s king, requesting amnesty in the case of two Burmese migrants sentenced to death for a 2014 double-murder.
The monk and his followers say they will donate rice to Buddhists, while Muslim residents worry he will exacerbate tensions between the communities.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets the Pope in the Vatican City.
The NLD spokesperson says action will be taken against those who spread rumors that the president would be replaced by former general Thura Shwe Mann.
On EU tour, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi highlights her administration’s peace efforts, and defends her approach to addressing violence in Arakan State.
Myanmar Press Council member says press freedom in Burma has ‘improved little’ under the NLD’s administration.
The two huge military-run conglomerates now pay taxes, says Maj-Gen Myint Nwe, though calls persist for more transparency of their dealings.
Thousands of Burmese exiles that fled the country under the military regime effectively lost Burmese citizenship after being granted residency abroad.