UK-based rights group Burma Campaign UK has appealed to President U Thein Sein, calling for the release of two former political prisoners recently jailed again for their part in organising a peaceful protest.
Two Islamic teachers charged over a deadly fire in a madrasa in downtown Yangon have been sentenced to eight years in prison for negligence.
A ceremony to honour Hantharwaddy U Win Tin was held at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy in Pyinmana township, and before the Bogyoke Aung San bronze statue at Shan Kan on April 23.
Police have reported a rise in the number of people charged with criminal offences during this year’s water festival but said the number of deaths during the four-day celebration more than halved on 2013, to 15.
The Ministry of Culture has requested the help of Indian archaeologists to translate a recently discovered stone inscription that they believe is the oldest so far found in Myanmar.