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Dutch tourist Klaas Haijtema is sentenced to three months in a Burmese prison for violating the country’s strict religious laws.
Locals in Demoso say the KNPP imposes an annual tax of about 5,000 kyat per household, and that they were given a 10 October deadline to pay up.
Thousands rally in Myitkyina for the second time this week to demand an end to Burmese army offensives against ethnic armed groups in Kachin State and around the country.
The MNHRC officials had been under intense criticism for their handling of a high-profile case where two young maids were allegedly tortured and abused by their employers.
The state-run broadcaster announced in August that it would issue licenses for five free-to-air TV channels.