A report by the Human Rights Foundation Monland (HURFOM) says sexual violence against girls has increased dramatically since 2013 in southeast Burma.
Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw of the TNLA—an ally of the Kokang MNDAA—rejects a defense ministry report claiming 28 Kokang casualties in fighting.
Rangoon’s Northern District Court commences examination of the assassination of lawyer U Ko Ni.
U Phyo Min Thein reiterates that Rangoon residents should rediscover the traditional way of celebrating Thingyan by donating and volunteering.
In a more ‘traditional’ celebration of Burma’s water festival, Mandalay will reduce the number of pavilions around the palace moat from 40 to 24.
About 400 people are hospitalized after eating at a Buddhist ordination ceremony in Myaungmya Township, Irrawaddy Division.
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopts resolution to send fact-finding mission with a focus on human rights abuses in northern Arakan State.
AgBank announces three-year plan for center days after it suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting the Burma Army.
Seven of those detained are suspected of attending a military training camp in northern Arakan State.
The dwindling cottage industry relies on a handful of people in Ywalut village of Mon State’s Chaungzon Township to keep it alive.
Survey of over 12,000 women finds 20 percent have suffered from physical, sexual or psychological abuse.
The only known photo of a Nov. 2016 meeting between the former junta chief and Saw Mutu Say Poe is revealed on Facebook.
Pavilions will be permitted for the Burmese New Year in mid-April but curbed by 45 regulations and restricted to private spaces.
The SSPP asks the NLD-led govt to let by-elections proceed amid discussions of postponing voting in northern Shan State due to security concerns.
A total of 50 former political prisoners will be given 300,000 kyats per month to work in CSOs and media organizations in Burma.