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Journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are accused of defamation over a report implicating the Thai navy in human trafficking.
The Burmese navy has recovered 102 men, thought to be asylum seekers from Bangladesh, who were abandoned on the island of Saunggauk, state media reported.
Leading figures in 88 Generation Peace and Open Society say they will concentrate efforts on helping the NLD win the election.
Rangoon regional assembly on Monday began inviting tender bids from large-scale Burmese developers for a new town plan located west of the city centre.
Thein Sein will not contest this year’s general election – though that does not necessarily rule him out of seeking a second term as president.