The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has asked its counterpart in Thailand to ensure that two Myanmar migrant workers arrested on suspicion of murdering a British couple on Koh Tao receive a fair trial.
A new law to protect Myanmar migrant workers has been submitted to parliament, with stronger penalties for human trafficking.
A British mother-of-two who urgently needs a bone marrow transplant is appealing to those of Anglo-Burmese descent to register at their nearest bone marrow registry to see if they are a “perfect match” donor who could save her life.
Yangon police have taken the unusual step of confirming that a poster in a downtown hotel lobby calling for information on the whereabouts of four people alleged to have the Ebola virus was the work of a junior Special Branch officer attempting to gather intelligence about persons of interest including a Democratic Voice of Burma journalist and a foreign businessman.
Fifty members of parliament have signed an appeal letter to President U Thein Sein calling for the release of former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint, who has been handed a 13-year sentence.