Tensions remain high but businesses are reopening in Burma’s second-biggest city, and locals are proposing theories for why the situation got so out of hand.
The President Office releases a ‘thank-you’ letter to Mandalay for the “effective cooperation of its residents” during government efforts to end the violence.
Political parties from Burma meet with ethnic leaders and women activists in Thailand to discuss the latest developments in the peace process.
The National League for Democracy held its first ever youth congress in Rangoon this past weekend and during the event 15 youth leaders were chosen.
A wildlife monitoring network calls on Thailand to update legislation that leaves Asian Elephants in Burma vulnerable to illegal trafficking.
The ethnic Maramargyi people in western Burma are Buddhist but face discrimination due to their South Asian facial features and darker skin.
Calm returned to Mandalay and surrounding areas after four days of unrest, but residents say they live in fear of another outbreak of violence.
Hundreds gathered for the funeral of a Buddhist man outside of Mandalay on Friday. Emotions ran high and an angry crowd vandalized a Muslim cemetery.
Unrest spread on the outskirts of Mandalay Friday afternoon, but the city center was calm by evening after a heavy police deployment.
Ethnic armed groups and opposition political parties meet to discuss the government’s push for a nationwide peace accord and opposition calls for constitutional amendments.
Following a meeting with Burma’s army commander General Min Aung Hlaing, Thai military compares its coup to the brutal 1988 crackdown by Burma’s former junta.
The union parliament speaker says that Aung San Suu Kyi’s nationwide public campaign for constitutional reform will not influence parliamentary discussions on the matter.
Police in Mandalay arrested another five people after inter-communal violence, but a heavy security presence appeared to have restored calm early Friday afternoon.
The website could not be accessed during the hours of a government-imposed curfew in Mandalay, where rioting this week has killed at least two people.
The website of Burma’s IT ministry is hacked, with cartoon depictions of turtles replacing government logos, perhaps as a critique of slow Internet connections.
The National League for Democracy has condemned the actions of a social media user who published a fake NLD statement with comments about religious unrest.
Mandalay District authorities announce a night time curfew, after two consecutive nights of inter-communal violence between Buddhist and Muslim residents rocked Burma’s second biggest city.
Imprisoned DVB reporter Zaw Pe is due to be released on Friday after a court reduced his prison sentence from one year to three months.
Gen. Maung Maung Ohn, Arakan State’s new chief minister, vows to come down hard on anyone caught smuggling Rohingyas into or out of the state.
While on his way to court in Naypyidaw, former minister Hsan Hsint shouted to reporters that he was not guilty of corruption charges brought against him.