Arrival of more than 1000 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh brings home the reality of the crisis in Rakhine State.
The role of military MPs has evolved over past four years but there are no indications they will exit parliament soon.
Formal complaints mechanisms have failed to provide a Yangon family with any answers over the death of U Myo Zaw Oo, a former soldier who passed away in prison in February 2012, just days after being arrested.
In October 2013, the Union government laid out an ambitious development plan for Ngapali beach, with President U Thein Sein reportedly telling local developers that he wanted a Bali on the Rakhine coast.
The student movement that had united in January around its demands for a democratic system of education has since splintered, its divisions fuelled by the government’s twin tactics of negotiation and incarceration.
A bilateral ceasefire has enabled the Karen National Union to emerge from its battle for survival with the Tatmadaw and re-engage with ethnic Karen across the country, from southern Tanintharyi to the delta.