Muslims were sentenced on Wednesday for their role in deadly inter-communal riots in Thandwe, Arakan State, late last year, according to their lawyer. (more…)

An ethnic-language newspaper that was shut down by the Chin State government earlier this year resumed publication last week, while another newspaper was shuttered for a second time after also attempting to restart its operations. (more…)

The number of thefts has increased significantly this year from 2013 and 2012 rates, according to the Myanmar Police Force Headquarters. (more…)

Yangon residents will now need to prove that they have parking space for their imported vehicles in order to receive an import permit, according to Road Transport Administration Department. (more…)

The Myanmar Embassy’s special team representing the Koh Tao murder suspects claims their clients are not guilty and have called on the Samui court to summon two British witnesses. (more…)

Nestled on a bed of gravel, an hour’s drive from Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the country’s newest power station. (more…)

The Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (MTF) has emphatically rejected the Ministry of Education’s decision to form its own teacher and student unions at higher education institutions, saying that the plan violates the internationally accepted principles of freedom of association. (more…)

Burma has become a full member of the Asean Infrastructure Fund, the last country of the regional grouping to gain shareholder status, the fund announced on Thursday. (more…)

Myanmar’s reform process is backsliding and the continued incarceration of political activist U Aung Soe and other political prisoners is proof of that, according to Burma Campaign UK. (more…)

The Elders have urged Myanmar’s armed groups bogged down in decades-long conflicts to grasp the opportunity to have a ceasefire and build an all-inclusive new federal nation. (more…)

Burma has one of the world’s worst records for jailing journalists during the past year, according to an annual prison census by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). (more…)

Six preeminent international human rights organizations have sent an open letter to President Thein Sein calling for an end to the prosecution of Shayam Brang Shawng and an independent investigation into the death of his daughter in Kachin State’s Sut Ngai Yang Village. (more…)

Rangoon police said they cannot launch an investigation into an alleged attack earlier this week by dozens of thugs on families living on land in Hlaing Tharyar Township that is being claimed by a construction company. (more…)

Tourist arrivals in Myanmar are certain to exceed the expected number of over 3 million with over 100,000 more arrivals in the first week of December alone, according to a press release by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on December 17. (more…)

The legal team representing the widow of slain reporter Par Gyi say they plan to petition the Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus* ordering the Ministry of Home Affairs to lead an investigation into his untimely death, according to attorney Robert Sann Aung. (more…)

Senior members of political parties in Burma have slammed Union Election Commission (UEC) chairman Tin Aye for comments he made this week signaling the possibility of another military coup if “instability” threatened the nation. (more…)

A team formed by the Burmese government to investigate the Koh Tao case has announced that it is confident the two Burmese nationals accused of the double murder are innocent of the crime. (more…)

Thailand and Myanmar plan to have a joint trade committee meeting next month in an attempt to boost two-way trade and investment, according to the Bangkok Post. (more…)

Rangoon’s Industrial Zones Management Committee has received business proposals for only about 20 percent of the idle land holdings in divisional industrial zones by a government-imposed deadline this week, according to Myat Thin Aung, chairman of the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone. (more…)

Yoma Bank sees disbursement of loans to small and medium enterprises as a crucial part of its service, U Theim Wai, chairman of First Myanmar Investment told Mizzima on December 17. (more…)

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