At 20 pages, with seven chapters and about 120 different points, it’s hard not to agree with the international conflict resolution expert who recently called Myanmar’s draft nationwide ceasefire agreement as the world’s lengthiest ceasefire deal.
The government has cautioned a senior UN official over her use of the word “Rohingya”, warning that continued use of the term could hinder efforts to address humanitarian and rights issues in Rakhine State.
Nine members of the Yangon Universities Hiking and Mountaineering Association have their sights set on climbing Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State, hoping to settle the debate on whether or not it is Southeast Asia's tallest mountain.
The government has implemented only half of the social security systems mandated under a law enacted in April, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.
The Yangon Region religious authorities have warned a prominent sayadaw that they will remove him from his monastery by force if he does not follow marching orders, however they say they are yet to act as they do not want a repeat of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid.
Myanmar wants better protections put in place before it resumes issuing overseas work permits to women so they can find jobs as domestic workers in Singapore and Hong Kong, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.
The department for hom eaffairs is forming legislation to allow its border police force to tackle issues along the Bangladesh border in northern Rakhine, with officials confirming local militias have received firearms training.
A senior United Nations official says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) should be allowed to resume work in Rakhine State without hindrance, as she warned that health conditions in Rakhine State IDP camps have become “deplorable”.