Nang Pu was release Friday after serving four months for defaming the military over a protest to support families displaced by the civil war. Two colleagues remain behind bars.
Facebook says it has removed 103 Pakistani accounts because of "inauthentic behavior" and spamming. Some Indian nationalist accounts have also been suspended in recent weeks.
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
Committee members reviewed the first 14 articles of the Constitution, including a clause guaranteeing the military a role in politics, but declined to discuss what was said.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.
While ethnic minority parties want chief ministers elected by local lawmakers, they are concerned that it could end up giving even more power to the military.
“Because our country is in a strategic position, it could become a battleground if a wrong position is taken. It is necessary to be aware of this,” Brig. Gen. Maung Maung said.
The 2019 Schuman Awards went to jailed Kachin community leader Daw Nang Pu, aid worker U Aung Kyaw Moe and lawyer U Robert Sann Aung.
The group has given its first Kachin human rights awards to three Kachin community leaders serving six-month jail sentences over an anti-war protest.
Apart from food deliveries, the ICRC says most of its field activities in the area have been on hold for weeks, leaving many communities without access to essential services.
More than 5,000 people displaced by clashes between Myanmar military, Arakan Army are without proper shelter
Secretary of State Pompeo cites military’s actions against Rohingya, Kachin and others as Myanmar remains among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’
"The pile-on has been quite obvious. It’s also noteworthy that it hasn’t done any good," US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
A declaration of genocide by the US government could have legal implications of committing Washington to stronger punitive measures against Myanmar.