A farmer has burned himself to death in protest against the seizure of his land by the military. U Myint Aung, 63, of Yepu village in Taunggyi township, Shan State, died of burns in hospital on May 23.
Malaysia yesterday ordered a “search and rescue” mission for thousands of refugees and migrants adrift in the Andaman Sea, although it remained unclear when and where people would actually be brought to land and given shelter.
A senior US official yesterday maintained international pressure on Myanmar to deal with the humanitarian crisis facing Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State and help those held at sea by human traffickers.
Warning to US citizens prompted by attempted sexual assault on a female passenger earlier this month.