A senior member of a government team investigating the deaths of two Kachin women in January has disputed comments by the Minister for Home Affairs, in which he said two villagers were suspected of involvement.
The United States' decision to call Myanmar a "country of particular concern" over issues with religious freedom was a political act designed to keep the country under control, according to a leading government official.
An Upper House MP has called on the government to stop all projects in Nay Pyi Taw. U Myat Nyarna Soe told the Amyotha Hluttaw on February 10 that money invested in Nay Pyi Taw’s “giant road network” and other infrastructure was being wasted.
In a major backflip, the government has responded to growing protests against parliament’s decision to allow holders of temporary ID cards – better known as white cards – to vote in a planned referendum by cancelling the cards from the end of next month.
Ten allied political parties have called on protesters to resolve their grievances through negotiation and dialogue.
Confusion surrounds the status of an apparent agreement between the governments of Myanmar and India over the establishment of a visa-on-arrival system on their common border.