Two men and three women are sentenced to 21 years with labour for circulating false claims that Muslims raped a Buddhist woman.
Authorities in Mandalay have relaxed the eight-hour curfew imposed upon seven townships three weeks after communal violence broke out.
A rape case believed to have sparked recent riots in central Burma’s Mandalay was fabricated, according to an investigation carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Media workers lambasted Thein Sein’s recent speech where he said that press members will face punishments if they “endanger” national security.
A young Muslim woman who claims she was raped by a court official has dispelled reports that her case is linked to recent riots in Mandalay.
Most arrests come from persons breaking curfew, but at least 16 people have arrested for their part in the riots. Police say the principle suspects in two murders are still…