A Senior Buddhist monk has urged political parties to prioritise “nationalism” – or “the interest of national ethnic groups and citizens” – over human rights.
The government has promised armed ethnic groups that agreements arising out of the nationwide ceasefire and subsequent political dialogue will be enshrined in legislation, peace negotiators from both sides say.
Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has launched an investigation into the killing of a member of a Lahu people’s militia in eastern Shan State in June, sources in the area say.
Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.
Blood samples from patients who may have the deadly Ebola virus are to be sent to Germany for analysis, the World Health Organisation says.