Locals and police are injured near the Letpadaung copper mine when police fire rubber bullets at a roadblock.
26 The News For 26 March 2017
U Phyo Min Thein defends budget allocations, explains why certain townships receive more money than others.
Humphries’ excellent photos and their captions give a flavor to the area and the conflict not seen in any other work on the subject, writes Lintner.
A report by the Human Rights Foundation Monland (HURFOM) says sexual violence against girls has increased dramatically since 2013 in southeast Burma.
Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw of the TNLA—an ally of the Kokang MNDAA—rejects a defense ministry report claiming 28 Kokang casualties in fighting.
Rangoon’s Northern District Court commences examination of the assassination of lawyer U Ko Ni.
U Phyo Min Thein reiterates that Rangoon residents should rediscover the traditional way of celebrating Thingyan by donating and volunteering.
In a more ‘traditional’ celebration of Burma’s water festival, Mandalay will reduce the number of pavilions around the palace moat from 40 to 24.
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopts resolution to send fact-finding mission with a focus on human rights abuses in northern Arakan State.
AgBank announces three-year plan for center days after it suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting the Burma Army.
Seven of those detained are suspected of attending a military training camp in northern Arakan State.
The dwindling cottage industry relies on a handful of people in Ywalut village of Mon State’s Chaungzon Township to keep it alive.
Survey of over 12,000 women finds 20 percent have suffered from physical, sexual or psychological abuse.
Outspoken lawmakers urge the Rangoon regional government not to continue city expansion without what they referred to as a ‘proper’ business plan.
Rangoon Chief Minister Defends Budget Allocations
Child Abuse on the Rise, Says Mon Human Rights Group
Northern Alliance Member Rejects Defense Ministry Report on Kokang Conflict
Trial Begins for Men Charged in Prominent NLD Lawyer’s Assassination
China’s AgBank Says Building Anti-Money Laundering Center After US$215 Million Fine
Philippine Troops Rescue 2 Malaysians Kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Militants
Cambodian Court Jails Man for Killing Government Critic
Burma Praises China for Suspending Rebels’ Bank Account
47 Karenni Villages Asked to Pay $10K for Electricity Connection
US Firm Plans Beverage Packaging Plant in Rangoon
Malaysia to Release Satellite Data on Missing Jet
Participants Say They Were Tricked Into Joining USDP Rally