Myanmar has strongly rejected criticism of its human rights record by the United Nations, slamming the world body for its interference and “intrusive language“.
Why did self-proclaimed nationalist parties fare so badly in the election? Though the absence of opinion polls and comparable electoral data made it difficult in advance to gauge the extent of support for any party, nationalist candidates appeared to be well-organised and amply funded.
Pirate gold miners could face a government crackdown, the Ministry of Mines has warned. The ministry spokesperson issued the warning as would-be get-rich-quick miners flocked to a village in Thabeikkyin township, Mandalay Region, lured by rumours that gold had been discovered by workers laying cable for phone lines.
In the first of three slated, high-level transition talks, yesterday Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann at his office in Nay Pyi Taw.
A major step toward reducing the risk of military clashes near zones controlled by groups that signed last month’s ceasefire agreement has been taken with the completion of a military code of conduct, the government says.
As fighting that has displaced thousands continues in central Shan State, representatives from the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army-North have agreed to meet with the government’s peace negotiating body.