Protesters in downtown Rangoon were arrested on Friday morning after calling for the arrest of “murderous” military generals.
A taxi driver accused of the high profile rape and murder of young women in Rangoon was handed the death penalty.
Work on the track is currently underway and will be finished by 2019, according to the Mon State Transport Minister.
A massive fire destroyed most of the Kandawgyi Palace in the early hours of Thursday morning, with at least one death reported at one of Rangoon’s most iconic hotels.
With Pope Francis due to visit Burma and Bangladesh next month, a Christian leader from the latter has said he is expecting the Catholic pontiff to urge leaders of the two countries, and the world, to view both Buddhists and Muslims simply as human beings.
“Putting the burden of all these decades-old problems on the shoulders of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is synonymous to blaming the concept of democracy itself.”