They had called in public for the release of students detained in an earlier protest against fighting in Kachin state.
The government says the panel is part of a 'national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development' in the ethnically and religiously divided state.
They say the measure is reminiscent of restrictions on students under previous military dictatorships.
Ichiro Maruyama meets with officials from the Arakan National Party during a visit to the area where a crackdown on Muslims occurred.
Brigadier General Aung Kyaw Hoe blames attacks on national force by the Kachin Independence Army for holding up the country’s peace process.
The soldier will be tried by a military court for shooting the man dead.
Myanmar government welcomes report after rejecting previous evidence and criticism of Rakhine actions from rights groups.
Aung Hmine San and Soe Moe Naing receive a two-year sentence for violating Article 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law.
Refugees use at least one-half million kilograms of firewood daily, officials and activists say.
They each face up to two years in prison if found guilty for statements they made during a press conference and antiwar rally.
The groups that have signed the government’s nationwide cease-fire accord say they are scheduled to attend other meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Committee members say they saw men in plainclothes beating reporters at a rally in Yangon.
A lawyer for the defendants says he is interested in seeing who will take the stand and what they will say.
Lance Corporal Naing Lin denies handing over classified documents to Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, who reject the testimony as wrong.
The army uses an old defamation law to silence critics, amid mounting humanitarian concerns for thousands displaced by fighting.
Authorities claim they did not obtain official permission to hold demonstrations.
District administrator Hlaing Soe says those who died were visiting the border town.
The call by the Union-Level Committee CSOs for Peace Forum follows a crackdown on demonstrators in Yangon protesting against civil war in Kachin state.
Twenty people die during an attack by an ethnic armed group on security posts and a casino in Muse.
Reporters Without Borders wants Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to free the two men and guarantee press freedom throughout the country.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry rejects the Muslim organization’s ‘irresponsible labeling’ of a military crackdown in response to attacks by a terrorist group.
Government authorities are still trying to evacuate others trapped in war zones.
The NGOs say “impunity is entrenched” in Myanmar and reject government denials of atrocities.
A religious aid group is helping the latest batch of roughly 200 displaced civilians to be taken to Kachin state's capital.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation vows to mobilize support for Rohingya and put pressure on Myanmar.
Clashes between the government military and Kachin Independence Army have displaced about 4,000 residents.
Eight are injured and sent to hospital as rescue workers continue the search for survivors.
From North Korea to Cambodia, journalists are subject to harassment, arrest, and detention for practicing their profession.
Rallies continue in Myitkyina as protesters call for humanitarian access to villagers displaced by government attacks.
He says the jailed cop’s account didn’t differ from an earlier one, as prosecutors alleged.