Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the National Defense and Security Council must meet because it is “too dangerous for one person to be making decisions” for the country.
The Myanmar military has arrested three Rakhine women described as pillars of their community—the latest in a string of detentions over alleged ties to the Arakan Army.
The three military-controlled ministries have seen major changes with Major General Phone Myat being appointed as deputy border affairs minister.
Thousands of displaced people remain trapped in IDP camps across northern Shan State as fighting continues between the Tatmadaw and the KIA.
Poll monitors are hopeful recent legal changes requiring military voters to cast ballots alongside civilians will boost transparency and lead to fairer results on Nov. 8.
The military says its probe was sent to investigate an alleged killing by its troops in northern Shan State only to be attacked by the Restoration Council of Shan State.
Myanmar’s military has led a raid on a large casino on the Thai border. Under the May 2019 Gambling Law gambling is only legal for foreigners.
The Defense Ministry has rejected calls by farmers for more compensation and the return of their land after it was taken for a military-owned sugar
Shan State residents and civil society groups say three Myanmar soldiers accused of killing a civilian and injuring two others must be tried in civilian court.
A Naypyitaw monastery has been told to remove 66 Buddha statues that violate Theravada Buddhism and were apparently made in a bid to boost the wealth of powerful donors.
The army’s refusal to discuss the details of its prosecution of three military personnel over the massacre of 19 Rohingya has been criticized as a failure of justice.
Among the five promoted generals are the chiefs of the Yangon and Southwestern commands.
Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told Russian media his political and administrative experience would be ‘valuable in serving the nation’.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in Moscow to discuss cooperation, as analysts say Myanmar seeks to balance Chinese influence.
On this day in 1976, student leader Salai Tin Maung Oo became the only student in Myanmar’s history to be hanged after leading the 1974 anti-junta protests.