The draft bill has this week been sent to the Office of the Attorney General for ratification, before it is in turn passed on to the Union parliament for deliberation.
A rape case believed to have sparked recent riots in central Burma’s Mandalay was fabricated, according to an investigation carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint was removed from his position due to his “mishandling” of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid and also faces charges.
Representatives from civil society groups are scheduled to meet with officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs later this week to discuss the controversial associations draft bill that was presented to the parliament last month
Another Muslim home in Sandoway (Thandwe) was set alight by a mob on Monday – defying the curfew imposed by local authorities during the latest episode of anti-Muslim violence
Burma’s Labour Ministry issued a directive to prevent labourers from moving to Malaysia following a series of violent assaults against Burmese migrants in Kuala Lumpur