Despite a posted threat to harm NLD workers, local police see 'no political reason' for the assault.
Drivers describe taking nearly 200 young men by truck from the PM's bodyguard base to the National Assembly.
Rights group, scholars say Muslim minority faces existential threat from government policies and popular prejudice.
He had been sought by police for leading protests against an education law supporting greater government control.
Local people report 'poison gas' shells falling in the mountains that affect their ability to speak or understand language.
But some say he is trying to fix a situation he allowed to get out of hand.
The group also is urging President Thein to release student protesters detained in Tharrawaddy prison.
Accused of killing villagers by black magic, he was bludgeoned and stoned by a mob of hundreds.
A total of 16 townships have been affected amid troop clashes in the region.
The move comes following an investigation of Vietnam Rubber Group’s plantation activities in Cambodia.
But he acknowledges that his party will struggle in upcoming polls.
The assaults occur during a pro-ruling party demonstration outside the parliament building.
A local political party wants voting for the upcoming general elections postponed in the area.
They say the guards shot at them when they asked to cut trees on a local land concession.
Military-linked groups and drug lords control the trade through violence and intimidation, London-based Global Witness says.
Observers suggest the move is meant to consolidate the leader’s grip on power.
Some of the country’s 35,000 nationals living abroad have encountered ballot glitches, incorrect voter lists and long lines outside embassies.
They say soldiers are using rifles to chase them off their farmland.
An election official says polls may be affected if fighting continues in the area.
The United Nations refugee agency says it is still trying to find a third country for them to settle in.
The EU mission will remain in the country until December to get a comprehensive picture of the Nov. 8 general elections.
Trial for infection of 270 Roka villagers is held under tight security, strict reporting controls.
The information minister says the law protects those targeted by their insults.
Security is tight in the region devastated by communal violence in recent years.
But critics say the pact is missing key players and question the government’s commitment to peace.
More than 270 villagers were infected when defendant reused needles in an unlicensed clinic.
Members of a Phnong indigenous community say a local military chief forced them from their homes and seized their rice fields.
Arakan Army commander Renin Su is picked up and charged under the country’s anti-terrorism law.
They say the law has been applied unfairly to government detractors.
The latest hostilities come a day before the government plans to sign a nationwide cease-fire accord with eight of the country’s armed ethnic groups.