Following a display of military might in an armed forces drill over the weekend, the Tatmadaw chief warned defence personnel that they must strictly follow the Geneva Convention and military code of conduct.
Imitating their counterparts in some more long-standing democracies, citizens in Mandalay have demonstrated a distinct disinterest in local municipal elections, with initial reports of low voter turnout for yesterday’s poll to select six members to Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).
While receiving two awards for his reporting this weekend, journalist Ko Swe Win called for an overhaul of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission as soon as possible.
On September 23, The Myanmar Times published the first of a two-part series about Raysuana, a young Rohingya woman who was discovered semi-conscious at a military compound in Sittwe township on August 18 and who died 12 hours later without being taken to a hospital or any kind of criminal inquiry having been launched. Today we look at what happened to her after she was found, and reveal why she did not receive the medical attention she so desperately needed.
The strike at Sakura garment factory is finally over, two months after it began. The truce required the intervention of lawmakers to negotiate a reduction of daily production targets.
A Dutch citizen has been arrested for outraging religious sentiments after unplugging the amplifier used by monks to broadcast a sermon. Klaas Haytema, 30, of Wans in the Netherlands, is due to appear in court today.
With the flare-up of deadly clashes in Kayin State now over, the state government is preparing to return villagers who had fled the fighting to their homes in the Mae Tha Wor area of Hlaingbwe township.
Veteran National League for Democracy official U Win Htein has denied rumours circulating on social media that he had resigned from the party due to poor health. A supposedly official statement from the NLD did the rounds online on September 24, stating that the party would let U Win Htein retire given his health problems.
Rakhine State officials are reviewing the legality of buildings in a Muslim-majority township as the state government proceeds with a controversial demolition plan that could see dozens of mosques destroyed.
On August 30, Amnesty International called for an independent inquiry into the death and possible sexual assault of a young Rohingya woman who was found at a military compound in the Rakhine State capital Sittwe. In a two-part series that highlights the plight of Rohingya women and the lack of medical support and justice for gender-based violence available to them, The Myanmar Times asks: Who was Raysuana and why did she die?