The farmers were planting crops after authorities refused them permission.
Authorities say unchecked population growth fueled communal violence last year.
The legislator says it is time for Washington to reward the country’s sweeping reforms.
The defendants are spared the death penalty over the killing of Thawbita.
His trip is the first by a leader of Myanmar to Washington in nearly half a century.
Nay Myo Zin, who was re-incarcerated in a test case for political prisoners, goes free.
Among those relocated were tens of thousands of displaced Muslim Rohingyas.
The fizzled storm spares Rohingyas living in camps on Myanmar’s coast.
Some Rohingyas are more afraid of moving than they are of the storm.
The visit to Washington would be the first by a Burmese leader in half a century.
A rights group says tens of thousands are at risk in Rakhine state.
The Burma reform group raises concerns about political prisoners and investment projects.
The Burmese opposition leader is mum on her potential presidency bid.
Testimony did not fit charges made against them, their lawyer says.
After half a century of stagnation, customers are lining up to buy from the former pariah nation.
He is asked to serve six years from a previous conviction.
Six of them face the death penalty if convicted while the seventh is produced in a juvenile court.
The Burmese president's assurance comes after a spate of attacks on minority Muslims.
Burmese President Thein Sein relinquishes his role as USDP chairman.
Burma's president remains the ruling party's chairman, a lawmaker says.
More than 20 people have been arrested in connection with the religious violence.
Burmese authorities arrest 18 over the latest Buddhist-Muslim violence.
The United Wa State Army gets missile-equipped helicopters.
Buddhists and Muslims clash in the latest unrest in the region.
The Burmese commission calls for an examination of Rohingyas' citizenship status under current laws.
Villagers say they will not end protests until their demands are met.
Security forces stop the march near the copper mine in northern Burma.
Security forces shoot at and beat protesters opposed to the copper mine in northern Burma.
They are among more than 90 released from prisons across the country.
The rollback follows accusations of authorities' complicity in crimes against the Rohingya minority.