Cham Prasidh, Minister for Industry and Handicraft, had blamed cyanide and chromium cast off into water sources by Chinese-operated mines.
Local people say the village committee has started mining without a permit, after falsifying an environmental impact assessment.
But a former opposition leader says courts should act on threats against people who don’t plan to vote.
She is believed to be one of several detained relatives of two men who run a bakery in Egypt.
The soldier will be tried by a military court for shooting the man dead.
Security forces at a checkpoint near the courthouse prevent family members from attending the ‘public’ trial.
Vo An Don had helped defend dissident blogger Mother Mushroom, now serving a 10-year prison term for 'propaganda against the state.'
Rage Comics had its website and social media channels shut down after a comedian joked about a hero of the civil war era.
Civil rights activist Huang Wenxun is unable to recognize a fellow activist who helped care for his family while he was in jail.
Myanmar government welcomes report after rejecting previous evidence and criticism of Rakhine actions from rights groups.
Police appear at his home just minutes after he is given the books by a stranger and is asked to 'explain' them.
Zhang Weichu has been unable to find a new job in spite of being a highly qualified and experienced medical specialist.