Burma’s Parliament passes a bill proposing amendments to the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law that would oblige authorities to accept all applications for public rallies unless they can cite “valid reasons”.
Mandalay police deny any connection to men in civilian clothing, alleged to be informers, who attacked reporters covering a protest on Monday right in front of law enforcement officials who looked on without interfering.
A new draft of Burma’s Electricity Bill is under final revision by relevant ministers and the lower house Natural Resources and Environmental Preservation Committee (NREPC), before submission to the ninth session of parliament this week.
Two Kachin IDPs sentenced to two years in prison last month under the Unlawful Association Act have now been handed an additional five years, charged under the Explosives Act by the Myitkyina township court.
Myint Myint Aye’s brother says the families have been denied access to three land rights protestors and are worried about their health given that it is nearly a week since they declared they were starting a hunger strike.
Activist Myint Myint Aye, who was detained six months ago for assisting farmers fighting against land grabs in central Burma’s Pegu division, has vowed to stage a hunger strike against her arbitrary detention.
Two Arakanese men have been convicted of murder in connection with the Mrauk-U massacre in October 2012 when 70 Muslims, including 28 children, were killed in a single day. Both men were dealt 10-year sentences with labour.