They had tried to block police cars entering their village to force out residents resisting eviction.
Win Myint becomes the country’s tenth president since independence in 1948.
Aung Ko Htway was arrested last year after describing his ordeal in an interview with RFA.
The two men were badly burned and suffered injuries from beatings, a rights investigator says.
Chinese authorities say the accounts contain funds attained from illegal activities.
Myo Nyunt, a new spokesmen for the ruling National League for Democracy, says the likely election of Vice President Win Myint to the presidency will bring positive change.
Lawmakers elect Win Myint as one of three vice presidents, positioning the Aung San Suu Kyi favorite for a win in next week’s presidential vote.
The penalty has not been carried out in the country for decades, though, leaving his fate uncertain.
A court official says Zaw Win insulted the judicial system.
They say the Chinese and Myanmar operators of the project have not acted responsibly.
Residents of Mandalay’s Aungmyaythazan township want the death penalty for a man charged with sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.
Residents say soldiers have appropriated some of their land for a new road project.
A think tank cancels the event after the state counselor says she feels unwell on the heels of an ASEAN summit.
Territorial claims in South China Sea also spotlighted during Sydney summit.
NGOs safely transport 200 people driven out by the latest clashes between TNLA and RSCC troops.
Request is in addition to $434 million in emergency aid requested in October 2017.
Border blast early Thursday injured five members of man’s family.
Eighty lawmakers have registered to debate controversial amendments passed by the upper chamber.
A foreign affairs ministry official says Bangladesh must fill out the incomplete forms of others who wish to return to Rakhine state.
Spokesman Zaw Htay says the officials tasked with examining abuses are ‘biased’ and ‘prejudiced.’
A report by Amnesty International accuses the army of grabbing land for new military bases.
Human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein wants the brutal campaign against the Muslim minority group to be referred to the International Criminal Court.
A state lawmaker says it is ‘impossible’ that there is a ‘campaign of terror and forced starvation’ directed at the minority group.
Upper house lawmakers are debating amendments that contain controversial phrases and increased penalties for violators.
Naypyidaw claims it deployed extra security personnel to guard against a potential Rohingya insurgent attack.
Ethnic armies in troubled Shan and Rakhine states have yet to conduct public consultations in their regions.
Monk Ashin Aikthsriya says the government must rein in wayward clergy members who foment communal tension.
The grassroots rally is reminiscent of demonstrations over the charter before the National League for Democracy came to power.
Three fellow Peace Prize winners warn Aung San Suu Kyi she risks prosecution for genocide.
The move comes a day after Nobel Peace laureates criticize Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to stop the violence against the Muslim minority.