In a ground-breaking first meeting, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has met with seven members of the Myanmar Press Council (Interim) to discuss army-media relations, announcing the appointment of three spokespersons for the Tatmadaw.
Labour activists are campaigning for further amendments to a labour law that they say fails to protect workers.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal on behalf of the four jailed Unity Journal reporters who are serving seven-year sentences for breaching the 1923 State Secrets Act, alongside their CEO U Tint San.
Pre-trial testimony began on October 14 in the case of two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a vacationing British couple in Koh Tao, as Thai police asked to extend their detention past an October 15 deadline.
The Ministry of Health has received a US$11.5 million boost to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in 56 townships in Yangon and Mandalay, with the 3DMG Fund to support the treatment of more than 2000 patients in coming years.