A court withdraws an earlier charge of corruption.
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.
The families have been receiving barely enough rice from the company as part of a relocation compensation.
They are questioned about newspaper circulation and financial records.
The five face charges of disobeying the state clergy and defiling a place of worship.
President Thein Sein appoints new leaders to a religious advisory panel.
The embassy says it will provide him legal and medical services.
The Fund makes an assessment after annual consultations with the government in Naypyidaw.