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The nationalist monk rejects widespread rumours on social media that he vowed to carry out self-immolation as a protest if Burma fails to adopt proposed Race Protection Laws.
Burma’s President Thein Sein announced plans on Wednesday to hold a meeting between representatives of the government, parliament, military and political parties.
International rights groups have joined domestic voices in condemning the killing of journalist Par Gyi by the Burmese army. The US embassy has called for the govt to investigate.
Eight farmers jailed for staging a plough protest on military-confiscated land in Sagaing Division’s Kanbalu Township are now facing additional charges for trespassing.
The first of four defamation charges brought against British activist Andy Hall by Thailand’s Natural Fruit Company was dismissed by a Bangkok court on Wednesday due to a legal technicality.