While monsoon intensity is expected to be strong through to the end of August, it will likely be punctuated by a period of low rainfall that can run for up to two weeks says Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
Four journalists and the chief executive officer of weekly journal Unity plan to appeal against their 10-year sentences.
The heavy sentences handed down to Unity journal CEO and four reporters has attracted a chorus of international condemnation, writes Tim McLaughlin.
Influential parliamentarians say a National League for Democracy petition is likely to be taken into account by MPs when they consider constitutional reform.
A prominent local monks has been forced to step in to resolve a potentially deadly stand-off between Tatmadaw soldiers and farmers in Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu township, after the farmers attempted to plough fields confiscated by the military in the 1990s.
Officials from the social media giant Facebook have spoken to government officials to explain its stance against hate speech, as Nay Pyi Taw looks to curb inflammatory comments in the wake of recent violence in Mandalay.
Many of Mandalay’s Muslims are staying away from mosques – and some have even fled the city – as fear grips their community that further sectarian violence could ignite at any time.
The Myanmar Times speaks with Ma Nwe Ni Hnin, widow of the Buddhist man killed during recent unrest in Mandalay.