An organising committee has been tasked with establishing a bar association for lawyers within a year following a workshop in Nay Pyi Taw organised by the Pyithu Hluttaw’s Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Stability.
The secretary of the Pyithu Hluttaw’s Rule of Law, Stability and Peace Committee says he plans to sue a local journal unless it apologises for allegedly quoting him without speaking to him personally.
The Rakhine State and union governments are attempting to block Rohingya Muslims’ access to legal assistance, human rights defenders have complained.
Thirty inmates at Pyinmana Prison have been charged following a riot on February 15 that prison officials have blamed on overcrowding. The prison was holding 282 inmates, more than four times its capacity of 62.
Norwegian visitor Francisca Makin first came to Myanmar 10 years ago to research sustainable tourism, but now heads an organisation that hopes to provide an alternative to the current official practice of poisoning stray dogs.