The four detained suspects are all members of one family that operated the Ava Tailors garment shop in the heart of Rangoon’s old colonial quarter.
Minister Myint Kyu characterised homosexuality as “unacceptable” and threatened to detain and “educate” gay men in particular.
Burmese President Thein Sein on Thursday announced reformation of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), but renowned rights activists claim to have been left out of the decision-making process.
Burma’s premier national-level body for disabled rights is soon to be formed, following a national conference on disability held in Rangoon on 12 June.
Ninety-seven civil society organisations, including several women’s rights groups, spoke out on Tuesday against Burma’s proposed Interfaith Marriage Act.