The President’s office has introduced a revised energy-pricing scheme to parliament that raises the cost of energy for consumers, but not as drastically as previously proposed.
The trial of four journalists and the CEO of Unity Weekly journal, charged with violating the State Secrets Act, began on Monday at Pakokku district court.
The Karen Refugee Committee says that refugees on the Thai-Burmese border believe they can only return to their homeland when there is a guarantee of safety following a nationwide ceasefire.
The Shan Human Right Foundation has accused the Burmese army of an attack on 11 villages in Shan State, in which civilians were tortured.
Civic society organisations, politicians and local people turned out to meet Burmese President Thein Sein in Myitkyina on Sunday for what they largely saw as a “peace mission”.
Burmese in Phuket have been told not to go out at night, as fears of violent recrimination for the death of a thai teen abound.