A Yangon court sentenced U Parmaukkha to three months in jail on Wednesday for his comments about the Rohingya during a 2016 protest outside the US Embassy.
"The most important thing in our country is to have the rule of law. Maximum punishment should be imposed in child rape cases. But the death penalty is not an answer," said Daw Nilar
About 1,500 locals took to the streets on Sunday to demand the death penalty for the suspect in the Feb. 13 rape and murder of a two-year-old girl.
Public reaction was fast and sharp to a suggestion from the Ministry of Home Affairs that parents urge their daughters to dress modestly to discourage rapists.
Sixteen people were found responsible for the brutal killing of Rohingya Muslim residents of Rakhine State’s Inn Din village.
The foreigners were charged with producing pornography in connection with a party in the tourist town of Siem Reap.
Irrawaddy reporter Kyaw Kha speaks with lawyer Aung Soe Oo and justice advocate Myat Kyaw about the dangers of the “Eat well” campaign.
Fugitive mastermind among those charged in Jan 2017 assassination of NLD adviser
Action to be taken against four who wore t-shirts reading “Eat Well!” to show their support for the four detained suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of U Ko N
State ministers, attorney general say “false” reports of mass graves harm entire Union.
Four have been arrested, two are detained on charges that are unclear.
An appeals board of the Supreme Court on Monday rejected the lawsuit against the Heinda mine operators, the last stop for the farmers who filed it in 2012.
Police say a friend of Bo Bo Min Theik convinced him to accept a lift from the men who allegedly stabbed him to death in Rakhine State last month.
Suspect Kyi Lin Feared for His Life after Being Ordered to Kill NLD Adviser
The four suspects were arrested on Wednesday and are being questioned in connection to the murder on Tuesday of Bo Bo Min Theik in Rakhine State.