Hostilities rage between the Myanmar military and Kachin Independence Army the day after the deadline for a civilian evacuation order.
Report to parliament in Dhaka comes after Indonesia-based think-tank reveals existence of new insurgent group.
A village administrator says the three insulted him in a Facebook post.
New hostilities force workers from the Tanaing gold and amber mining region to return to their hometowns in other parts of the country.
Authorities say they will continue tearing down the shacks to make way for a residential project.
The move is the first forced eviction under the administration of de facto national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Lawyers for the detained pair say courts are bending the law by not allowing their clients to post bail.
The national army drops fliers from a helicopter warning those living in the region to evacuate the area before a clearing operation on June 15.
They form a committee to demand that the government abolish a law used by those in power to sue them for defamation.
General Than Htut says 36 ethnic villages have already been built in restive Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships.
They are part of a group of 50 residents of Thaketa township who gathered to pray in front of an Islamic school closed by local authorities in April.
Newspaper had mocked propaganda film by powerful army in March, drawing charges under controversial telecommunications law in May.
Authorities in Mansi township in violence-ridden Kachin state are looking for witnesses to the crime.
Worst hit is Rakhine state where tens of thousands of Muslims are living among the remnants of destroyed tents in internally displaced persons camps.
The Natural Fruit Co. had sued Andy Hall over a TV interview in Myanmar.
The men were detained after gathering firewood near their refugee camp, and their bodies bore signs of torture, sources say.
The victim is the second local administrator from Buthidaung township murdered by unknown assailants in May.
Representatives from seven ethnic armed organizations give her a book outlining their political stance.
The seven militias first meet with the government’s Peace Commission in a closed-door session on the sidelines of the 21st Century Panglong Conference.
A family of tailors in Yangon is accused of enslaving, stabbing, and burning teenage girls who worked for them.
The new round is focusing on political dialogue with ethnic armed groups.
The Arakan Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, and Ta’ang National Liberation Army will attend as ‘special guests.’
The Sangha says any breach of its order would lead to punishment under Buddhist and secular law.
They demand an apology from the ethnic militia and a pledge to help the families of those the soldiers killed.
They demand that officials help fishermen whose livelihoods are jeopardized by a fishing ban in the waters off the port town of Kyaukphyu.
A Buthidaung township administrator says the crime may be linked to extremists.
Caterer Aye Aye Soe had poured boiling water over a 14-year-old girl she accused of stealing oranges.
Citizens must apply for a certificate confirming their identities in order to vote in commune elections on June 4.
The Ministry of Environment says the NGO doesn’t acknowledge efforts to combat the problem.
A new report fingers a company owned by tycoon Kith Meng for the smuggling.