Local police in Myaungmya Township arrest a village school headmaster for allegedly sexually abusing his male students.
Arakan State police arrested 149 suspected methamphetamine drug dealers—127 men and 22 women—and filed 88 court cases in 2016.
A court in Rangoon’s Latha Township sentences U Kyaw Myint, former owner of Father Land Construction, to five years in prison with labor for fraud.
A President’s Office statement named retired Lt-Col Aung Win Khaing as a suspect in the death of NLD lawyer U Ko Ni.
The President’s Office says suspect Aung Win Khaing, a former army Lt-Col, allegedly offered to pay his brother 100 million kyats to murder U Ko Ni.
The estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un has been killed, according to a South Korean government source.
The move comes after an OHCHR report alleged widespread arbitrary detention, gang rape, arson, and extrajudicial killings.
The victim, identified as a local nursing school student, was discovered with 19 stab wounds to her body.
A total of 125 rape cases were reported in the country in early 2017, including 81 cases involving children, according to police records.
If powerful figures were involved in the killing, the mastermind behind the lawyer’s murder may never be brought to justice.
Despite a second arrest related to the assassination of NLD legal advisor U Ko Ni, police still hunt for Myint Swe, who allegedly hired the gunman.
The incident reportedly marks the first time in Maungdaw police records that a Buddhist monk has been apprehended for drug dealing.
A second suspect is arrested in connection with the high-profile assassination of U Ko Ni, a top legal advisor for the ruling NLD party.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains noticeably silent on human rights issues lately, causing people to question her allegiance to the people.
The national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of U Ko Ni.