Rescuers are losing hope of finding survivors buried under a giant landslide at a jade mine in the northern township of Hpakant as only one more body was retrieved this afternoon, taking the confirmed death toll to 105 after three days of searching.
Thanks to unnamed election heroes who reportedly trekked through mountains carrying ballot papers from remote areas in Kachin State, the Union Election Commission has released its full results of the November 8 polls that confirm the scale of the NLD victory.
The weekend’s ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur put US President Barack Obama and President U Thein Sein together for the first time since the election.
Over 1000 people demonstrated this weekend against a stagnating murder investigation into what many suspect were politically motivated killings of two ethnic politicians last month.
Cholera is reported to have broken out among civilians fleeing intense fighting in Shan State, with the total number of IDPs rising above 10,000, according to a local politician and activists.
Despite a walkout by disgruntled members of smaller parties who complained of discrimination, the selection of 16 political party representatives for preparing the nationwide ceasefire agreement dialogue was completed on November 21.
Myanmar has strongly rejected criticism of its human rights record by the United Nations, slamming the world body for its interference and “intrusive language“.