A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.
Demonstrations gathered outside of the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon on March 26 to voice their anger over a recent article published by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper suggesting that parts of Rakhine State join Bangladesh.
Despite years of falling allocations, defence spending remains a prominent feature of the budget recently adopted by parliament.
Members of the international community have condemned attacks on international aid and UN operations in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe and are calling on the Myanmar government to insure the protection of aid workers in the restive area.
Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.
Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.
Three sophisticated weather radars will be installed in Myanmar within the next three years with assistance from the Japanese government, according to an official with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Nay Pyi Taw.
Principals of monastic schools, senior monks and project officials from the Monastic Education Development Group (MEDG) as well as officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs had their own learning experience when they visited two Singaporean schools between March 17 and 22.