Only seven of 19 delegations attending the summit of ethnic armed groups today in Chiang Mai have agreed to sign a nationwide ceasefire with Naypyidaw.
The Burma Police Force are issuing stun batons to more than 1,000 of traffic officers in Rangoon, Mandalay and Sagaing following the fatal stabbing of a policeman on 24 September.
Parties in the autonomous Kachin State Special Region-1 have filed complaints against the ruling militia, stating they have barred parties from campaigning.
Six Burmese nationals were among those who died in the stampede at the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia last week, according to the Myanmar Hajj Committee.
The family of a child killed when a tailing pond at a mine site collapsed will be paid compensation by the site operators, local sources said.