A tutor, 30, in Shan State has allegedly admitted raping two girls who were studying at his house with his wife.
Officials deny reports that senior officer, who insisted on prosecuting a driver at the victim’s school, has resigned; the girl told a court two teen boys abused her.
An NLD MP has asked the military-controlled Defense Ministry why thousands of people’s militias appear to be allowed to operate outside the law.
An investigation found the officials accepted 600,000 kyats in bribes to set traffickers of illegally logged timber free—and replaced their seized boat to cover it up.
U Thein Swe says Myanmar working with Thai officials as calls grow for govt to help the men, whose confessions in the 2014 double-murder case are widely seen as forced.
Total of 53 traffickers detained with 7 million yaba pills, weapons, after brief gunfight near Thai border in eastern Shan State, ethnic army says.
The Australian was arrested with a compatriot and five Myanmar women at his Yangon home last year with a huge stash of meth and heroin.
Two people died in a clash and over disputed land on an Irrawaddy River island; five villagers later drowned as their boat overturned and 36 are still missing.
Incident follows bomb scare at party lawmakers’ living quarters in Naypyitaw, and comes amid tension over govt’s charter-amendment push.
U Phyo Ko Ko Tint Sint says he never lived in the Yangon house where police seized some of the drugs he is accused of possessing.
U Zaw Myint Maung says $1.25 million deal with Chinese tech giant to supply surveillance system for ‘Safe City’ project will be thoroughly vetted.
In 2015, when SIM cards became affordable and mobile networks more reliable, there were 50 reports of cybercrime. In 2018, there were 780.
Victim, now 3, identified the suspect on CCTV footage, he says; more rallies planned for weekend as online campaigners express skepticism justice will be served
The Ministry of Home Affairs tells The Irrawaddy that drug traffickers often open bank accounts in relatives’ names or purchase assets to launder money.
Both prosecution and defense want sentences adjusted for Zeya Pho and Aung Win Tun, who received 5 and 3 years respectively for falsifying evidence, harboring a criminal.