Conditions are dire for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Burma, who after fleeing armed conflict are now being pressured to return to their villages in Kachin State’s Mansi Township.
DVB journalist, Zaw Pe, who was sentenced to prison for one year has been transferred to Thayet prison in Magwe Division.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss the proposed interfaith marriage law, which is now being considered by parliament, and recognition of LGBT rights.
Before his official visit to China on Tuesday, the Speaker of the Union Parliament, Shwe Mann, said China’s help and investment is essential for Burma’s reform process.
Negotiations to finalise the nationwide ceasefire draft have been extended for an extra day at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Rangoon.
Activists Nay Myo Zin and Win Cho have been sentenced to three months imprisonment for leading a protest calling for farmers’ rights.
A protest camp of over 100 residents of the Rangoon suburb of Michaungkan has been forcibly dispersed from their sit-in location at Maha Bandula Park in the former capital.
Four people have been arrested in Mandalay and two in Rangoon for protesting against a government-backed energy price hike, which will come into effect on 1 April.
Whereas his inaugural speech last year focused on the military’s commitment to reform, the commander on Thursday affirmed the importance of the military in the reform process and defended Burma’s 2008 Constitution.