Two German travellers and their local guide were wounded by shrapnel from a landmine in north Myanmar, close to an area of recent heavy fighting between ethnic minority rebel groups, officials said today.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled today to hold her first meeting since taking office with representatives of the military and ethnic armed groups that signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement, according to a senior general.
Interfaith peace activists are calling on Yangon’s new regional government to respond to a campaign by nationalist monks to evict Muslim vendors from the area of Shwedagon Pagoda, the nation’s spiritual epicentre.
The recently expelled former head of the Union Solidarity and Development Party Thura U Shwe Mann will hold an urgent press conference today to bring attention to what he has termed the wrongful ousting of himself and 16 other party members.
Two farmers charged with squatting on land they say was confiscated from them by the government have been told to wait even longer for their case to be dealt with. U Kyaw Min and U Bo Maung had been told the case would be handled by Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee court by April 25, but the judge deferred the case again until May 9.