U Kyaw Zeya from the foreign ministry says ‘no reason’ to let the UN mission come to investigate human rights abuses in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states.
Legal experts and members of the press denounce statements made by NLD senior member U Win Htein.
Three journalists, including The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng, are accused of breaching the Unlawful Associations Act for reporting on an ethnic armed group.
The draft report and draft management plan needed for Bagan’s nomination will be submitted in September and UNESCO officials will visit the site in 2018.
Civilian casualties reported as conflict escalates in northern Shan State.
Police open a case against four local farmers who staged a protest against Wanbao Co and its China-backed Letpadaung Copper Mine.
Natural resources ministry instructs Mon State govt to submit environmental impact assessment reports regarding a 500-ton cement factory that is powered by coal.
Lawmaker U Phoe San says as the state fund for compensation was set at 65 million kyats, and nearly 35.5 million kyats are unaccounted for.
Three local journalists, including The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng, are being charged under Article 17(1) of the Unlawful Association Act.
The lawmaker says the military has blocked the transport of commodities for seven months, making food prices unstable.
Myanmar’s religious affairs minister U Aung Ko calls accusations of preferential treatment of Muslims ‘baseless,’ threatens to sue critics.
US State Department recognizes Myanmar’s efforts to combat human trafficking; places China on worst offenders list.
Rev. Dr. Lahtaw Saboi Jum, who worked on the ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Organization and the government in 1994, passed away in Yangon.
Three reporters detained at an undisclosed location will be charged under a statute against ‘unlawful association’ and risk up to three years in jail.
The statement to the President, State Counselor and army chief was signed by 25 news outlets, organizations and journalist networks.