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.
The United Wa State Army say they have eradicated opium poppy farming from the southern district of the Wa Self-Administered Division.
The defense lawyer says that the new complaint addresses the same concerns raised under the Article 66(d) charges.
‘Regions that sacrifice their environmental and social well-being for the national interest should receive the rewards they deserve,’ says the lawmaker.
Whereabouts of three journalists remain unknown almost 24 hours after Myanmar’s military confirmed their arrests.
Information minister says controversial law will be reviewed.
‘Torture is not a practice of the past. It continues to be used in Myanmar,’ says Aung Myo Kyaw, from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.