The army denies that it dropped the complaint against Rev. Hkalam Samson on account of growing international pressure.
Officials discuss adding barbed wire to camps, preparing to relocate 100,000 to Bhashan Char island.
Paul Lu gave a broken scale to his sentencing judge to underscore distrust of justice system.
Aung Ko Htway was jailed for two years after describing his ordeal to RFA in an interview.
'No other armed groups' were in Ooyinthar village during two days of fires, a witness says.
Northern Alliance troops are suspected in the attack, which left vehicles ablaze Tuesday night on the Kutkai-Muse road.
Land-rights activist known as Billy disappeared a day before he was to testify against parks chief.
Government troops launch aerial attacks on Northern Alliance targets.
Use of the National Verification Cards signals acceptance of unwanted status as 'foreigners,' Rohingya say.
Mobile phone providers also told to stop selling SIM cards to refugees, official says.
Villagers say they were underpaid for their land when the project began.
Proposal comes a week after collapse of second attempt to return thousands of refugees to Myanmar.
HRW says Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi should never have been arrested.
The meeting in Shan state’s Kengtung comes amid intensified fighting in major conflict areas.
Defense plans to appeal to Thailand’s king to prevent execution.
Rev. Hkalam Samson had appealed to Trump to take action against religious persecution in Myanmar.
Local police are investigating the incident to make sure the mine was operating according to law.
Meanwhile, a mortar shell blast kills one civilian, injures another amid fighting in northeastern Shan state.
The Northern Alliance warns civilians to stay off roads in conflict zones.
They say no plans for compensation have been explained to them, as the date for start on the work draws near.
Government military fighter jets launch air attacks, helicopters hit targets near the Laymyo River.
Rapes by army were done to "intimidate, terrorise and punish the civilian population and as a tactic of war,” says the UN report.
‘Nobody turned up’ at collection point for refugees in neighboring Bangladesh.
China urges ethnic armies to stop fighting as conflict threatens stability in border areas.
The Rohingya refugees ‘have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,’ says Human Rights Watch.
The killings in Lashio township follow a recent flare-up of violence in the long-running Shan state wars.
Bridge restored after fierce fighting in Shan state had disrupted a trade route to China.
The government says the Aug. 15 assaults killed nine troops, three policemen, and three civilians.
Most crosses the border untaxed, with little left for sale now in local markets, sources say.
Rohingya leaders express astonishment and worry over repatriation, saying they were not consulted.