The government’s recent deployment of notorious plain-clothed vigilantes has raised a furor, with media and politicians yesterday both demanding an explanation.
Civil society organisations should be brought into the political dialogue between the government and armed ethnic groups once a nationwide ceasefire agreement is reached, according to Colonel Khun Okkar of the Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization.
Police have released another batch of the 127 people arrested during the crackdown on student-led protests in Letpadan as 20 residents of the area walked free from Tharyarwady Prison yesterday evening.
The new judge in charge of the trial of a prominent National League for Democracy member who stands accused of insulting religion has promised he will not be influenced by outside pressure.
The general’s daughter at the centre of a social media storm over a party in the Secretariat has described the furore as a “misunderstanding”.
A prominent opposition party member has questioned rules set by the Union Election Commission for scrutinising voters’ lists.
The Rakhine National Party (RNP) will contest 75 constituencies in the November election in a bid to win control of the Rakhine State Hluttaw – and possibly the regional government, if the constitution is changed to give legislatures power to form them.
Tired of butting up against red tape and a lengthy government approval process, Malaysia’s demand for Myanmar migrant workers has plummeted this year, labour officials said.