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MOI says reporters reprimanded, reporters say otherwise

A curious conference took place on Monday between several Associated Press (AP) reporters and the state-run News and Periodicals Enterprise (NPE) in Rangoon.

Embassy bomb-plot mastermind sentenced to seven and a half years

An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamist militant to seven and a half years in prison for masterminding a plot to attack the Burmese Embassy in the Indonesian capital.

US spending bill adds ‘new restrictions’ on Burma

The US$1.1 trillion spending package that US President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday contains new restrictions on assistance to Burma.

Govt denies Buddhist mob attacked, killed Muslims in Maungdaw

The Burmese government denied on Friday that a Buddhist mob ripped through a town in an isolated strife-torn corner of the country this week, attacking Muslim women and children. Villagers and a rights group said more than a dozen people may have been killed, and that hundreds have fled.

China builds temporary homes for Arakanese refugees

Temporary houses are being built in Kinchaung village in the restive northern Arakanese town of Maungdaw; but they are not for Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence – this time the emergency shelters are for Arakanese Buddhist refugees who have escaped persecution in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Embassy plotter Taufik sentenced to 7 years in Jakarta

A district court in Jakarta on Monday has reportedly sentenced Achmad Taufik to seven years and six months in prison for his role in a failed plot to bomb the Burmese embassy in Indonesia.

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