Saw Myint Lwin has been convicted of planting and detonating a bomb at the Trader’s Hotel in Rangoon in October 2013.
Prominent pro-democracy activist and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society member Hla Myo Naung passed away on 28 November in Rangoon.
A coalition of ethnic NGOs says the draft National Land Use Policy is flawed because it overlooks traditional shifting agricultural practices in Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi has sent a condolence letter to the widow of Par Gyi, a journalist recently killed by the Burmese military while covering armed conflict in Mon State.
UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee has expressed concern about “possible signs of backtracking” that could undermine Burma’s reform process, according to a UN press statement released yesterday.
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.