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Handcuffed and facing their day in court - Myanmar Post chief editor U Than Htike Thu (L) and deputy chief reporter U San Moe Tun on the day of their court case, March 18, 2015. Photo: Pa Pa/Facebook
Wednesday, April 22 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists has just issued its annual ranking of the world’s most censored countries and Myanmar comes in ninth, ...

Myanmar government troops in Kachin State. Photo: Lachid Kachin/Facebook
Wednesday, April 22 2015

A local hunter from Namhpyek village was allegedly killed by Myanmar army troops under Tanai-based Regional Operation Command near ...

The late U Win Tin in a photo taken for a campaign to release Myanmar political prisoners. Photo: James MacKay/Burma Link
Tuesday, April 21 2015

April 21, 2015 is the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin – journalist, democracy activist, founding member of ...

Tuesday, April 21 2015

Leaders of a dozen Myanmar ethnic armed groups will meet next month in a remote region bordering China to discuss a peace deal, ...

A long line of Myanmar soldiers, arriving back from an area of unrest area in Rakhine State, march in Sittwe city, October 31, 2012. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Monday, April 20 2015

Myanmar government forces clashed with an unidentified Rakhine ethnic armed group in western Rakhine state on April 17 as the government ...

Wednesday, April 8 2015

A failure to amend the 2008 Constitution would raise doubts about the credibility of the democratic reform process in Myanmar, says the United States.

The constitution should be amended to allow civilian control of the military and to give citizens the right “to elect freely the leaders of their choice,” a US embassy spokesperson told Reutersnewsagency on April 7.
The Reuters report said the embassy did not link constitutional change to the legitimacy of the general election due late this year.

Wednesday, April 8 2015

The United Nationalities Federal Council has welcomed the recent signing of the draft of the ceasefire agreement between the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups but voiced caution over heightened expectations, according to a press release issued by the UNFC on April 7.

In the statement, the UNFC said it recognizes the work and effort made by the ethnic groups’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team for over a year to seek a peace deal.

But it suggested caution.  

Singkhon border crossing point into Myanmar. Photo: Fragipani.com
Tuesday, April 7 2015

A Thai-Myanmar Songkran and Thingyan celebration is set to take place at Singkhon border crossing with trade fair and performances to ...

A Rohingya man shows his 'white card', a temporary registration document, before returning it to officials at the ThetKelPyin Muslim refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State on April 3, 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Tuesday, April 7 2015

The Myanmar authorities have collected about 40,000 temporary identification cards from displaced and stateless Rohingya Muslims in ...

Monday, April 6 2015

A recent interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the international press has sparked controversy over whether her National League for ...

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