Burma’s president blames riots in central Burma on “political opportunists and religious extremists” and warns he “will not hesitate to use force” to restore order.
Even as many farmers accept compensation for the loss of their land, hundreds of others say they will continue to call for the mine’s shutdown.
Ethnic Wa rebels said at a recent conference in Shan State they would continue to work toward achieving an independent state in eastern Burma.
Several hundred Burmese migrant workers at a shrimp factory in Thailand are protesting what they say is exploitation by unscrupulous employment agencies.
Anti-Muslim riots continued to spread in central Burma for the seventh consecutive day as mobs attacked Islamic neighborhoods in two more towns Pegu Division towns.
Myanmar security forces fired shots into the air to break up new violence as attacks on Muslim targets continued despite government attempts to halt them.
Mobs rampage through Muslim neighborhoods in two more townships in Pegu Division a day after similar attacks in other communities in the same area.
The opposition leader attended the ceremony which remembers the day her father took up arms against the Japanese Empire.
A month before anti-Muslim riots broke out in Meikhtila, the central Burmese city seemed a picture of normalcy and religious harmony.
The grants are intended to fund peace process work in the country, including in ethnic majority areas.
Authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in three townships after anti-Muslim religious violence touched new parts of the country
The Kachin Independence Army and government forces exchanged heavy fire on Monday in northern Shan State.
U Teikkha Nyana was severely burned when Burmese police attacked anti-copper mine protestors in Letpadaung in November.
The violence that has killed at least 40 people is the most deadly since attacks in Arakan State in western Burma late last year.
Anti-Muslim riots spread further southward to two towns in Pegu Division Monday night. The government announced it would stem the violence and safeguard its reforms.
Burma’s government warned Monday that religious violence could threaten democratic reforms after anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in the country’s predominantly Buddhist heartland.
Rangoon’s Muslim communities were gripped by fear on Sunday night as reports emerged that anti-Muslim attacks were being staged, but no incidents occurred.
A total of 29 Burmese nationals who were sold into Thailand’s fishing industry have been rescued by the Thai authorities so far this month.
More than 2,300 refugees who became homeless when fire destroyed their shelters in Mae Surin refugee camp need shelter.
Even as soldiers imposed order in the burned-out city of Meikhtila, unrest was reported in two other towns to the south.