Thwe Thwe Win says he was deliberately struck when he asked why workers had dumped waste soil on the grounds of local Buddhist pagodas and shrines.
Aung San Suu Kyi says a government investigative committee will find a solution to the Myitsone Dam issue that is in both countries’ interests.
Khet Aung is part of a government commission tasked with reviewing hydropower projects along the Irrawaddy River.
The firms were found to be conducting illegal operations on state forest property.
President Htin Kyaw and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi request the move as part of the new government’s “100-day” reform plan.
The two leaders will talk about bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest, including the controversial Myitsone Dam.
Interior minister pledges to step-up efforts by checking mining entrances for illegal workers.
So far, 41 villagers, including many children, have died of the contagious disease in the remote region.
The soldiers who shot the men say their commanding officers issued the order to kill them.
They have refused to accept the government’s precondition that they surrender in order to participate in the Panglong Conference.
Aung San Suu Kyi announces the date of the five-day negotiations during a meeting of the peace conference’s central committee.
A preliminary report says the ethnic armies will not have to disarm before the Panglong Peace Conference, but the Myanmar military has yet to issue a formal announcement.
They are taken into custody after being abandoned by human-smugglers in a house in southern Thailand.
The move comes as authorities in Kachin state arrest five locals who led a Buddhist mob that burned down a mosque in Hpakant township in early July.
The move is one of the civilian government’s 100-day reform programs to help the country transition to democracy.
The state counselor and foreign minister’s name was included on a list sent to police in Malaysia.
The eradication of illegal narcotics is one of the goals of the civilian government under State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.