Locals in nearby villages raise concerns as riverbank erosion forces houses and a high school in two villages to move.
U Aung Htoo leaves his post as Burma’s ambassador to Indonesia to become the eleventh deputy minister appointed under the NLD government.
Publisher of weekly news journal Ko Wai Yan Heinn, 27, is found dead with multiple stab wounds at his office in Rangoon.
A total of 16 people died during the four-day celebrations, despite the Ministry of Information initially reporting the number as 285.
The cyclone hit Arakan State’s coast on Sunday, killing three people and causing damage to property across the country.
Arakan State’s Maungdaw is celebrating the water festival from April 17-20, and local Muslims say they have been told to stay away.
Locals in the administrative capital enjoy this year’s water festival, as the State Counselor surprises revelers and the police report a drop in crime.
The firm, which is undergoing a restructuring and name change, had been seeking to explore for minerals in an area beset by decades of conflict.
The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), Mizzima and three other firms are granted their own digital channels under state-owned media.
Police seize thousands of detonators during a search of the UWSA liaison office in Lashio, which the Wa claim was ‘unlawful.’
There is a tug-of-war between individual freedoms and cultural norms during Thingyan—the younger and older generations brandishing conflicting views.
Ko Nay Min is arrested by Mrauk U police for planning the sports competition on the eighth anniversary of the formation of the Arakan Army.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party leads a statement condemning the ministry of religion for saying Ko Swe Win did not break the law.
U Thaung Tun emphasizes the government’s plans for development in Arakan State and downplays intl reports of crimes against the Muslim minority.
Men on motorcycles have been targeting locals also traveling by motorbike late at night, stealing money, mobile phones, and even their transportation.