A Law to protect religious harmony is being considered by the new government following failed attempts to pass such a bill in the previous parliament, which instead enacted controversial legislation seen as undermining religious freedoms.
As working animals around the region are dying from heatstroke, Yangon Zoo is forcing its elephants to perform strenuous tricks in temperatures upward of 40 degrees Celsius.
As stricken Namhsan rumbles and buzzes with the efforts of hundreds of construction workers labouring to raise the town from the ashes, in a hilltop monastery those who lost everything are now working to share the donations they received with those even more in need.
Kachin representatives determined to track down the murderers of two young teachers are to go to court to demand the right to put direct questions to the commander and soldiers of a Tatmadaw unit stationed near the crime scene.
Rakhine State is bracing for the expected impact this weekend of Cyclone Roanu, the first storm of the monsoon season which is likely to make landfall over Bangladesh while dumping heavy rains over Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships.