The proposed unification of Kayin ethnic armed groups into the Kawthoolei Armed Forces continues to stir controversy, as a one-day meeting convened to discuss it was extended to three days.
A Bangkok court dismissed defamation charges against migrant rights activist Andy Hall on October 29 on the ground that the police did not sufficiently involve the Thai Attorney General’s office or Mr Hall’s defense team during their investigation and interrogation of Mr Hall.
A US$1.4-billion contract for an airport outside Yangon has been awarded to a Singapore-led consortium, the Department of Civil Aviation has announced, after talks with the original tender winner stalled earlier this year.
Mandalay activists face charges after holding a candlelight protest on October 27 to call for an investigation into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi.
Police at Kyaikmayaw in Mon State have accepted a complaint from the wife of journalist Ko Par Gyi, who was shot and killed while in military custody earlier this month.
Complaints are adding up at The Department of Marine Administration’s Seafarer Division from sailors stranded in foreign countries after paying job agencies to place them on board a ship.
New footage of rare and endangered red pandas in Kachin State has highlighted the threats to their existence such as hunting and the wildlife trade, as well as the devastating impact illegal logging and deforestation has had on their habitats.