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Five Men Detained, Charged Over ‘Rohingya Calendar’

Police have charged five men accused of involvement in printing a calendar which included reference to Rohingya as an ethnic minority group living in Burma.

At least 3,700 civilians in Burma have been injured or killed by landmines over the last 17 years, according to the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor.

Rights Groups Call to End Sexual Violence, Impunity in Conflict 

Women remain vulnerable in Burma’s militarized zones, two leading rights groups warn, presenting newly documented cases of sexual violence in conflict.

Search Ends for Victims of Hpakant Jade Mining Landslide

Police in Kachin State say they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people.

No Reprieve for Chaw Sandi Tun in Facebook Defamation Case

The Maubin Township court in Irrawaddy Division rejected an appeal Tuesday for defamation charges to be dropped against Chaw Sandi Tun over a Facebook post.

2 Injured Amid Explosions in Mong Hsu Near Ongoing Military Clashes

Two separate explosions rocked Shan State’s Mong Hsu Township on Tuesday, injuring two men and causing panic throughout the town.

Challenges Remain for Bagan Heritage Recognition

The scale of tourism development in Bagan has alarmed locals, who are concerned about the future of the former seat of the Pagan Kingdom.

Authorities Order Miners to Move as Death Toll Rises from Hpakant Landslide

Local authorities have told small-scale miners living near the site of a deadly landslide at a jade mine in Kachin State’s Hpakant to move immediately.

Kachin Farmer Remains Jailed Despite Successful Supreme Court Appeal

Brang Yung remains in prison nearly a month after his convictions were quashed, with authorities claiming they are waiting for Naypyidaw to order his release.

ADB to Provide Loan for Rangoon Power Upgrade  

The Asian Development Bank will provide US$80 million to an electricity infrastructure project in Rangoon to upgrade the city’s electricity transmission.

Anti-Corruption Commission Says ‘No Plans’ to Examine Assets of Govt Employees

Burma’s Anti-Corruption Commission is not scrutinizing the assets of government employees to guard against potential graft, the agency’s head has told lawmakers.

A Shan State lawmaker seeks government aid for civilians displaced by hostilities between ethnic rebels and the Burma Army as negotiators from both sides meet.

The future of the government-backed Myanmar Peace Center will hinge upon the approach of the new NLD-led government, an MPC spokesperson said Monday.

‘Unearth’: The Stories Behind Burma’s Extractive Industries

A new photo exhibition in Rangoon, open to the public on Tuesday, documents the impacts of resource extraction across Burma.

Rangoon Court Fines 5 Men for Printing ‘Rohingya Calendar’

A court has fined five men for their involvement in printing a calendar which stated that Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic-religious minority living in Burma.


MEIKTILA, Mandalay Division — In the sea of the National League for Democracy’s overwhelming victory in Burma’s Nov. 8 elections there was a small island of success for the ruling party. Victory for the NLD in Meiktila, a city in central Mandalay Division, had seemed assured. But at a polling station on the night of […]

Ongoing Cases of Abuse Put Child Rights in the Spotlight

Rising use of social media and mobile phones has helped drive awareness of child rights and cases of abuse, but legislative change is also needed, MPs say.

Explosion Kills 6 in Chin State Capital

Six people have died and another five are wounded after what appears to be an accidental explosion sparked Sunday night at a home in Hakha.

Recovery of bodies at the site of a massive jade mine landslide in Kachin State’s Hpakant continues, with the death toll rising to 104.

Govt Spokesman Rejects Calls for Rohingya Citizenship

A spokesperson for President Thein Sein takes to social media to once again reject recommendations that Rohingya Muslims be granted a path to citizenship.