China is acting out of self-interest in the name of the country’s Belt and Road Initiative, one party chairman says.
The move comes after the armed forces said it will take legal action against news outlets that fail to confirm information.
They say that chemical waste from the operations has polluted water resources, killed livestock, and damaged farmland.
They say government soldiers are questioning residents accused of supporting the rebel Arakan Army.
Fruit farmers and seafood exporters say they have lost significant amounts of money because of the closure.
The armed forces will also relinquish control of the General Administration Department, the country’s ‘administrative backbone.’
Unilateral move by the army wins guarded welcome in the country's north and northeast regions, but does not cover Rakhine state, where fighting still rages.
Ethnic Rakhine locals believe that Rohingya Muslims are carrying out attacks on individuals.
A political party representing Kamans, a Muslim ethnic minority, complained of widespread errors.
The social media giant cites misrepresentation as the reason for the take-downs.
Travelers stranded as trucks overloaded with rare earth mineral ore send bridge tumbling into a river.
Fighting drives 330 civilians from two villages in Ponnagyun township.
Authorities detain 13 of 50 demonstrators who want central government authorities to intervene in a labor dispute.
They want to address an inquiry commission appointed by the state from the relative safety of Bangladesh.
Housing complex on Bhashan Char awaits opening ceremony to be led by PM Sheikh Hasina.
Traffickers prey on vulnerable women from Shan state and other conflict-torn areas bordering China.
Thousands march through the streets of Myitkyina calling for the release of Lum Zawng, Nang Pu, and Zau Jat.
Win Myint says the country is trying to create awareness of human rights during its transition to democracy.
Government spokesman says program to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh still on track.
Three youth activists joined a demonstration in April demanding help for thousands of people trapped in Kachin state war zone.
Fresh fighting between the Arakan Army and national military displaces an estimated 2,000 villagers.
Pe Myint’s comments draw rebuke from media advocates.
They maintain that the article on government spending was factually correct.
It says compelling evidence indicates that authorities have intentionally sought to destroy the Muslim minority group.
The 20 young males aboard the wooden boat had sailed from Myanmar, Indonesian officials say.
Groups battling each other over territorial access are creating an obstacle to peace.
The latest group were picked up after they ran out of fuel, food, and water.