Deposed Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint appeared in court on Thursday to face a hearing for his forthcoming trial following charges for misappropriation of state funds.
Local residents in Karenni State are demanding that the government begin clearing the landscape of landmines placed around Lawpita electricity towers.
DVB speaks to IDPs in Man Wain Gyi camp, where because on ongoing fighting, they have all but given up hope of going home any time soon.
A programme to register stateless Muslim IDPs to determine whether they are eligible for citizenship is continuing at Myebon camp in Arakan State.
Friday is World Refugee Day and on the Thai-Burmese border some 120,000 people are living in refugee camps, but Thai military officials have indicated that the repatriation of refugees may not be a distant prospect.
Burmese migrant workers in Thailand fear that a crackdown is imminent as 70 Burmese nationals were arrested in Mae Sot on Monday.