The amendments reduce the jail sentence for violators of Article 66(d) and allow judges to release on bail those charged with defamation.
Aung Ko Htway, who was forced into the Myanmar army when he was 14, tells the story of his abduction, forced conscription, and time in prison.
A local ruling party chairman had suggested a plan was in place to arm and train ethnic Rakhines.
The military has accused Aung Htet of insulting it with a song his music group composed and sang.
The military says it will use armored cars and helicopters to prevent attacks by militants on ethnic Rakhine residents.
Lawi Weng of the online journal The Irrawaddy and Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung of the Democratic Voice of Burma await their next hearing on Aug. 18.
The move comes after lawmakers from the Arakan National Party meet with the commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces.
Members of parliament from the Arakan National Party seek help from Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to end the violence in Rakhine state
Government soldiers let vehicles trapped in Mantong leave the town five days after an ambush by an ethnic armed group.
Villagers seek shelter in a monastery to escape clashes between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and government military.
Tensions rise after Muslims use slingshots on ethnic Rakhine villagers in a cemetery in Zedibyin village.
The move follows an attack by Ta’ang National Liberation Army soldiers on a national army convoy in Mantong township.
Villagers use the opportunity to air their grievances about access to electricity, land grabs, and a lack of irrigation.
Kyaw Min Swe of the independent newspaper The Voice Daily is granted bail on the tenth attempt.
But it says that the religious affairs ministry must first file a complaint about the demonstrators who are calling for the government’s overthrow.
The hardliners call for the overthrow of the National League for Democracy government.
Six members of the group are found dead, and two remain missing.
Meanwhile, authorities arrest a township man suspected of being a militant and participating in military training activities.
Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, will stand trial in August on charges of defaming an ultranationalist Buddhist monk.
A health ministry officials urges people to heed government health awareness campaigns to prevent the spread of swine flu.
Captain Thet Naing Oo from the Myanmar army submits evidence against the trio accused of violating the Unlawful Association Act.
The five-day closure is meant to prevent children in the southeastern city from contracting the H5N1 virus.
Almost 18,000 foreigners were screened for immigration papers since July 1, Malaysian authorities say.
The latest outbreak of the H5N1 virus comes as seasonal ‘swine flu’ kills three people in other parts of the country.
Sittwe district police are still questioning others in the assault that left one Muslim dead and six others injured.
The members of parliament say a report by Yanghee Lee following her recent visit to Myanmar includes erroneous information and unfounded accusations.
Authorities in Maungdaw township question the men after they fail to produce family registration documents.
Kyaw Min Swe and Kyaw Zwa Naing of The Voice Daily are charged under Article 25(b) of the Media Law.
Fearing new clashes, more than 700 residents from seven villages leave their homes and head to the town of Theinni.
Sixty-two defendants are convicted of charges related to people smuggling, and 40 others are acquitted-