Eyewitnesses describe a man in a blue shirt who walked calmly away from the crime scene until he was apprehended by police.
They say the Panglong Conference offers the only way to attain peace in the country.
A defense lawyer says the court’s decision to fine the politician is not appropriate.
They will discuss the inclusion of appropriate representatives from their organizations in the upcoming Panglong Peace Conference.
The CNRP leader, who has been living abroad since he was stripped of his legislative immunity, dismisses the verdict as "politics and corruption."
Border Police in Rakhine state are charged for possession of nearly 300,000 methamphetamine tablets worth U.S. $480 million.
A pair of witnesses have become refugees and some members of the government critic's funeral committee have left or gone into hiding.
Leaders of 17 groups are discussing the layout of a constitution based on a democratic federal republic.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says the death of the popular pundit follows an old script.
The men were rescued from an Indonesian fishing vessel earlier this month.
The military has filed a lawsuit against the farmers for continuing to plant on disputed acreage.
Current arrest measures aren’t enough, because gang members who sell heroin and yaba tablets eventually reappear on the streets, one lawmaker says.
Outpouring of sorrow and respect for slain government critic comes at a time of political tensions.
The United Nationalities Alliance is working on the details of a united platform among its members.
Following a rare admission that the army killed five villagers in Shan state, Amnesty International urges national leaders to ensure victims of military abuses receive justice.
The rights group says emissions from the factory are endangering the health of village residents.
U.S. diplomat sees bias in recent arrests of political figures and civil society officials.
The move comes amid a U.S. diplomat's visit and a decision by Kem Ley murder witnesses to seek asylum.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends a ceremony in Yangon honoring Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, General Aung San.
The nonsignatories of a nationwide cease-fire agreement say a political framework is necessary for the conference to be a success.
They are collecting signatures from people in the country’s main jade-producing areas to halt extractions and stop illegal exports.
On the opposition party's fourth anniversary, its leaders vow to stay the course even it it is personally dangerous.
Admirers praise Kem Ley's courage in tackling corruption and sensitive social issues in his authoritarian country.
Legislators are calling on the central government to prevent further tensions between rebel groups and the national army.
Action comes as the government rejects calls for an independent investigation into the death of a popular government critic.
Oueth Ang faces life in prison if he is convicted of killing Kem Ley.
Ultranationalist Ma Ba Tha frequently lashes out against the country’s Muslim minority.
Opposition lawmakers and other government critics say they won’t be cowed by brutal slaying.
Local monks and his family identify man accused in the killing of Kem Ley, but wonder about the motive.
The men range in age from 13 to 34 and are from southern Myanmar’s Mon and Tanintharyi region and from western Rakhine state.