Burma’s ‘democratic spring’ may be cooling down as progress towards media freedom stagnates, according to the 2014 World Press Freedom Index.
Residents in Irrawaddy Division’s Henzada staged a protest demanding citizen rights, constitutional reforms and the abolishment of Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law.
A man carrying almost 50,000 methamphetamine pills with an estimated street value of K93.6m (US$93,000) was arrested by police after crashing his truck after a high-speed chase, Monday.
Ethnic armed groups on Burma’s frontiers report continuing hostilities with the Burmese Army, express concern for the ceasefire initiative.
The nationwide ceasefire and peace process has progressed without the input of women and women’s groups. Now participants say that for lasting peace to be achieved, women must be included.
Miners at Tagon Gold Mine-1 in Mandalay division are calling on the government to adopt a Mining Law, to ensure safety standards and the protection of miners’ rights.