Indonesia has said that only 11 fishermen out of more than 600 rescued from human traffickers on remote islands have been awarded compensation.
Nearly 20 additional suspects were rounded up by security forces in the two-day period from October 18 to 19, detained for their alleged links to the deadly attack earlier this month on three border guard posts in northern Rakhine State.
One of the teenage victims who spent years as a tortured captive at a Yangon tailoring shop was the first witness called in the trial of six family members accused of abusing their housemaids. Ma Tin Tin Khine, 18, yesterday spent three hours recounting her experience for the court.
Nearly 100 Karen refugees will be repatriated to Myanmar from a camp in Thailand next week, according to government officials.
Operators of the capsized Aung Soe Moe Kyaw 2 ferry did not have the appropriate licence to run the Chindwin River’s Homalin-Monywa route on which it sank last week, according to local vessel associations.
Demanding a “beggars’ charter”, thousands took to the streets of the country’s jade capital yesterday. Hpakant township resident U Kyaw Myint said more than 2000 people demonstrated in Lone Khin, near Hpakant town, against the nation’s Gems Law.
Myanmar is failing slightly less egregiously to maintain rule of law this year, according to the World Justice Project’s annual Rule of Law Index, which was released yesterday.
Among all the murky reports to emerge from Rakhine State this week, one thing that is clear: When it comes to the biggest crisis to hit Myanmar since Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian led administration was elected, the military is undoubtedly running the show.
The Tatmadaw has arrested 49 young people from Kachin State on their way back to their homes in Puta-o township after they visited the Kachin Independence Army-controlled border town of Mai Ja Yang.