- Nearly 400 Bagan pagodas damaged by earthquake: govt
- Anger over international experts appointed to Rakhine commission
- Yangon and Mogok rally in support of Panglong
- Residents encamped along highway vow to return if evicted
- Absence of aftershocks rattles geologists
- UN chief calls interfaith meeting on sidelines of peace conference
- KIO acknowledges participation in Panglong Conference
- SNLD gets ready to participate in by-election
- With funding and staff constraints, Ethnic Affairs Ministry faces delays
- CSOs call for suspension of Asia Highway construction
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 12:46 AM PDT
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 12:45 AM PDT
Nationalist are already clashing with a newly convened advisory commission tasked with forming a long-term plan for Rakhine State. Furious over the inclusion of international experts on the body, the detractors are raising concerns over a perceived growing international influence over local affairs, and have accused the government of breaching sovereignty.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 12:25 AM PDT
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 12:13 AM PDT
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 12:12 AM PDT
A senior geologist in Thailand has warned that the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that shook central Myanmar last week could be followed by an even stronger seismic event, given the absence of aftershocks so far.
Posted: 28 Aug 2016 11:54 PM PDT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has invited religious leaders to an interfaith meeting in Nay Pyi Taw later this week.
Posted: 28 Aug 2016 11:53 PM PDT
The Kachin Independence Organisation has agreed to participate in the 21st-century Panglong Conference which convenes in Nay Pyi Taw on August 31, according to a statement released by the group on August 27.
Posted: 28 Aug 2016 11:32 PM PDT
Posted: 28 Aug 2016 11:25 PM PDT
Due to a shortage of funds and extremely limited staffing, the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs will not be fully functional until the next financial year, according to a deputy director general.
Posted: 28 Aug 2016 11:23 PM PDT
Karen civil society groups are calling for an immediate suspension of construction along the conflict-ridden Asia Highway. As the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups vie for control of the main artery between Thailand and Myanmar – and the right to impose tariffs along it – local civilians have been displaced, driven from an active conflict zone.
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