Tin Thuzar, the owner and matriarch of a Yangon tailoring shop embroiled in a high-profile domestic abuse case that saw her sentenced to more than 15 years in prison last month, died on Sunday at Insein Prison Hospital.
Minister Win Myat Aye said a group of 450 Hindu refugees will be allowed back across the border on 22 January as the first step in the repatriation process.
Myanmar National Human Rights Commission says it is powerless to intervene in the case involving two Reuters journalists who were arrested on December 12.
The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has injected itself into the debate over two Reuters journalists who were detained last week, with a party official saying they should be released if not guilty of wrongdoing.
Yangon’s Western District Court on Friday sentenced four defendants to hefty prison terms in a case of domestic abuse that captured the nation’s attention when it was uncovered last year.
Burma has sent a list of hundreds of names of suspected terrorists to the Bangladeshi government, and is seeking to have those individuals detained for their alleged involvement in deadly attacks last month by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in Arakan State, according to a senior Burmese government official.