The Burmese military dismissed independent and social media reports claiming the deceased were local villagers who had been abducted by the Burmese army.
Statistics revealing the high rate of rape in Rangoon come as Burma’s record on protecting the rights of women is set to come under scrutiny by the United Nations.
Representatives of the Italian football giants are discussing developing the game in this country.
Arakanese Buddhist nationalists express anger at the government’s suggestion to the UN that sessions avoid using either of the terms “Rohingya” or “Bengali”.
The 7 August referendum on a new constitution will be the first real test of the junta’s popularity since it took power more than two years ago.
Thousands of girls from poor families across Burma work as maids for wealthier households, and often face gruelling working hours and abuse.