Candidate jailed for rioting

Dagon Township Court sentenced Dr Myat Nu Khine to one year in prison with hard labour for participating in a protest against the Letpadaungtaung copper mine death in front of the Chinese embassy in 2014.

She faced several charges, including Section 505(b) for disturbing public tranquility, Section 147 for rioting and Section 353 for physically harming a public servant. She was convicted of rioting.

11 jailed for AA connection

The Kyauktaw Township Court in Rakhine State sentenced more suspects for involvement with the Arakan Army (AA) to three or five years in jail on March 31.

Eleven more people were sent to jail after 12 were sentenced on March 30.

The latest convicts are from several Rakhine townships, including Sittwe, Mrauk-U, Myay Pon, Yathay Taung, Pauk Taw, Ponna Kyun and Kyauk Taw. Three of them were sentenced to five years in prison and the rest to three years.

Defence council named

The President's Office has announced that the National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) will have 11 new members.

President Htin Kyaw hosts dinner

President Htin Kyaw and his wife Su Su Lwin hosted a dinner at the presidential palace in Nay Pyi Taw although the previous government's leaders did not attend. 

Cement factory plan axed

Chit Lin Myaing Company will scrap its plans to develop a 5,000-tonne cement factory in Mi Kayin village with the Chinese Yunnan provincial

12 jailed for rebel army involvement

The Kyauktaw Township Court in Rakhine State

Detained activists greet president

The detained activists, Nay Myo Zin, Tin Htut Paing, Moe Thu, Naw Ohn Hla and Mee Mee from the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society have welcomed the new president and his

Former prisoners demand amnesty

Former political prisoners and organisations 

Strong wind destroys homes in Kachin State


Strong winds and hail swept across Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, yesterday evening, destroying several houses in the Aung Myintha Model Village.

“The roofs of some houses were turned-up by the strong wind yesterday evening. Most of houses were built simply. Therefore, the strong wind destroyed them easily. Roofs in this area have been turned-up by strong wind in the past,” said Jar Khun from Aung Myintha Village.

State of emergency repealed in Rakhine State

The state of emergency has been removed in Rakhine State on March 28, according to state-run media reports released on March 28.

However, residents of Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships in northern Rakhine State say security measures are still needed in the area.

“We don’t want to talk about the announcement about the removal of the state of emergency yet. Authorities need to tighten security in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships,” said Than Tun, a retired teacher from Sittwe Township.