The judge apparently has to attend a training workshop on 21 July and is therefore unable to be in court that day.
A impromptu remand hearing was called today court for three journalists who were arrested last week in Shan State.
Can Burma’s government please China, bring development and job opportunities, and ensure local residents’ rights are upheld as plans for the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone move forward?
China is looking to take a stake of up to 85 percent in a strategically important sea port in Burma, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, in a move that could heighten tensions over China’s growing economic clout in the country.
An international legal association is calling for a moratorium on expansion work at Burma’s special economic zones (SEZs), a key component of the country’s development agenda.
The International Commission of Jurists, a human rights watchdog, calls plans to arm non-Muslims as a defense force in Arakan State “a recipe for disaster”.