The UK has imposed sanctions on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice Senior General Soe Win for alleged rights abuses against the Rohingya and other groups in Myanmar.
Labor and farmers’ rights advocates say they will run for Union and regional Parliament in 11 constituencies in Yangon.
On this day in 1960, John Sydenham Furnivall, a British educator and literary scholar whose career spanned colonial and independent Myanmar, passed away in England.
The military says it has taken action against Kachin State’s military-appointed security minister and a commanding officer after the death of over 170 jade prospectors.
Myanmar nationals abroad cast over 20,000 votes in the country’s last election, but that number fell far short of the 4 million Myanmar migrants living abroad.
The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflict-ridden north of the state.
Ko Nay Lin Htet, a 27-year-old man who hung himself while in quarantine in Pathein, was the second returned migrant worker to kill himself on Friday.