Burma’s Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe tells reporters that prisoners under investigation for recent attacks on border police are being treated in accordance with the law.
The boat, Aung Soe Moe Kyat, was carrying more than 300 people when she was spun by a whirlpool and capsized on Saturday.
“The Myanmar Tatmadaw [armed forces] consistently hinders food transportation to the most needed area in Kachin State,” says JST.
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Burma’s government says a group inspired by Islamist militants was behind recent attacks on police border posts in Arakan State.
Thailand seeks to dispel concerns about a royal succession after Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn delays his ascension to the throne while he mourns his father.