Burma’s govt has set a budget of nearly 21 trillion kyats for the 2017-18 fiscal year, of which the Defense Ministry asked around 2.9 trillion kyats.
Ambassador questioned over alleged links with controversial confidante of impeached President Park Geun-hye.
Private news outlets ran stories of the lawyer’s assassination on their front pages; a state-run paper placed the news in a page three banner.
Demonstrators in Myitkyina, Kachin State say they fear a resumption of the Myitsone dam construction on the confluence of Irrawaddy River.
‘The district courts are supposed to impose a heavy penalty on criminals if they are found guilty,’ says Supreme Court judge U Soe Nyunt.
The Irrawaddy speaks to individuals about the impact of the lawyer’s tragic murder on political activism and the civilian government.
The Karen National Union is prepared to submit policy recommendations on federalism at the upcoming Panglong Peace Conference.
Leaked document contains a lengthy confession from the gunman Kyi Lin, who says he was approached by a man named Myint Swe to commit murder.
The Karen people ‘still have not gotten their legitimate rights,’ says Saw Mutu Say Poe.
Burma’s government says it is investigating the assassination of prominent Muslim lawyer and NLD legal advisor U Ko Ni.
The traditional Muslim ceremony was attended by U Ko Ni’s friends and supporters of many faiths.
In recent times, the assassinated lawyer spoke his mind to the media on a wide range of matters. Below, we reprise some of his comments.
Police say that the suspect is from Kyaukme Township in Shan State and served seven years in prison for smuggling.
The chairman of a taxi drivers’ association witnessed U Ko Ni’s assassin go on to shoot driver U Nay Win before he was arrested a gunpoint.
Although assassinations are rare in Burma, the murder has prompted security concerns for the country’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.