But the Lower House speaker warns the system could factionalize ethnic groups.
She calls for ‘a frank and open exchange of views’ in her first trip to the nation.
It plans to double its current number by the end of the tally.
A court withdraws an earlier charge of corruption.
President Thein Sein’s adviser speaks about the challenges facing the country’s education system
She discusses pressing issues with the government’s rights commission.
The sentence has drawn the ire of local media.
The reporters were convicted because of 'national security' concerns, he says.
The five are convicted of damaging national security and trespassing.
The sentencing marks at least his sixth under the current administration.
He threatens to revoke the nation’s press freedoms.
Around 100 others have been charged with violating a Mandalay curfew.
Myanmar President Thein Sein calls on people to avoid incitement of unrest.
Two people are killed in the latest communal violence to hit the country.
The council launches a petition calling on parliament to intervene.
Additional support is expected as signatures continue to come in.
The military general says an ethnic Rakhine will take over from him, allaying concerns in the state.