A Tanintharyi court issued arrest warrants for their failure to appear in court as they face a lawsuit from the military for comments on amending the Constitution.
The military says it cannot provide details of when it will begin investigating crimes against Rohingya in Rakhine until it has finished studying the ICOE’s full report.
The Union Attorney General’s Office said it would investigate and prosecute crimes committed in Rakhine State in 2017, as recommended by the ICOE and the President.
ICOE report details mass killings of nearly 1,000 people, other atrocities; the President concurs with its recommendations of prosecutions in civilian, military courts.
Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
With their refusal to endorse the parliamentary charter change committee’s bills, it remains to be seen how military MPs will respond when they are sent to Parliament.
Nationwide ceasefire signatories continue talks to include other groups in the peace process, especially ahead of the next 21st-Century Panglong summit.
The Independent Commission of Enquiry has declared that security operations in Rakhine in 2017 did not have ‘genocidal intent’, but admits that ‘war crimes’ took place.
Teachers and other civil servants are refusing assignments in Chin State’s Paletwa Township due to security concerns; many have even quit rather than work in the area.
Myanmar’s people welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping, but he has work to do if China truly wants to write a new chapter in the countries’ bilateral relationship.
During his Jan. 17-18 visit, Chinese President Xi will sign MOUs, meet political, military and other leaders, and preside over celebrations of 70 years of bilateral ties.
If India wants to secure its place as a regional power in the Indo-Pacific, a stable and autonomous Myanmar is very much in its interest.
The Arakan Army vows to keep a Chin State lawmaker who was abducted in November in custody, but refuses to provide proof that he is still alive.
Freedom of expression advocates at Athan have demanded that Myanmar’s military drop all lawsuits against critics and respect media rights.
RCSS complains to military over detention of two unarmed members attending a community event in southern Shan State.