The Myanmar National Human Right Commission (MNHRC) will soon send a team to Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw township for a second time to investigate the death of a journalist, allegedly shot dead in military custody.
Htoo Foundation, which led the search for two missing climbers on Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State in September, hopes to help establish an emergency search and rescue team, its chief executive officer announced last week.
Jade mining in Kachin State has resumed as tensions caused by recent armed clashes ease, local observers say. A series of firefights broke out between Tatmadaw troops and armed groups in mid- and late October.
The Pyithu Hluttaw has voted to reject the controversial proposal to adopt Proportional Representation, opting to keep the current First Past The Post (FPTP) system in place.
Fears that Myanmar's reforms are stagnating are in the spotlight as it hosts US President Barack Obama during major regional summits showcasing the country's giddying transition from army-led isolation to international player.
One of Myanmar’s leading economists has been tasked with overhauling the government’s statistical system and restoring credibility to financial indicators that were regularly manipulated by previous government for political reasons.