On August 30, Amnesty International called for an independent inquiry into the death and possible sexual assault of a young Rohingya woman who was found at a military compound in the Rakhine State capital Sittwe. In a two-part series that highlights the plight of Rohingya women and the lack of medical support and justice for gender-based violence available to them, The Myanmar Times asks: Who was Raysuana and why did she die?
Outrage against the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission continued to gain momentum yesterday with a pending lawsuit and the President’s Office announcing it would review the rights body’s involvement in a child torture case.
The Amyotha Hluttaw’s Natural Resources and Environment Conservation Committee yesterday introduced a bill amending Myanmar’s Gemstone Law with the aim of preventing monopolisation of the industry.
Tourist coming to visit ancient Bagan are being subjected to extortionate prices and predatory behaviour by taxi drivers at the Nyaung-U bus station, according to a bus company official.
An attempt to seize the Mandalay Region head office of the former ruling party and to restore it to public use has been rebuffed by the regional government. The value of the land, almost 1 acre in extent, in Chan Aye Tharzan township, is estimated at billions of kyat.
Traditional medical practitioners are calling for an overhaul of the supervisory council responsible for regulating and representing the sector.