Officials in Mandalay Region’s Amarapura township have rejected an application from villagers seeking to legally protest over the Ministry of Construction’s refusal to return their land.
Surprise checks should be carried out to assess the real state of the legal system, a committee headed by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi recommended in an interim report.
Rumours spread by extremists on both sides of the conflict in Rakhine State about the nature of the violence have harmed Myanmar’s image with Muslim countries, President U Thein Sein told journalists.
Minister for Border Affairs Lieutenant General Thein Htay has agreed to try and help students from a Mandalay college for ethnic minorities who protested after their school was transferred to Sagaing.
The government has made a raft of promises, including prison visits for the Red Cross, signing of a nuclear arms agreement and addressing “political issues” behind the violence in Rakhine State.