Rights group urges Myanmar to drop charges against satirical performers, filmmaker

Groups call for release of satirical performers

A human rights groups have called on the Myanmar government to drop charges against satirical performers for allegedly criticizing the military. Last week, four members of the Peacock Generation “thangyat” group were arrested after they broadcast
Commander-in-Chief arrives in China on goodwill visit

Commander-in-chief visits China

Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has begun a goodwill visit to China, according to reports. A statement from the Myanmar military said that Min Aung Hlaing was visiting at the invitation of General Li Zuocheng, a member of China’s
KNU to meet with Tatmadaw, govt on restarting peace talks

Karen National Union to re-start peace talks

Officials from the Karen National Union (KNU) are set to meet with the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC). The meeting agenda is to potentially re-start peace negotiations after the group suspended participation last year.
Govt, Tatmadaw, KIA and KNU to hold talks in April

Government, military and EAOs to hold talks this month

The government and the Myanmar military are set to hold talks with the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and the Karen National Union (KNU), later this month, according to an article in the Myanmar Times. U Zaw Htay, the government spokesman, sa
Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar's remote Wa

Explosion kills 16 in remote Wa Region

A gas explosion in the remote Wa Region has killed 16 people and injured dozens. A video circulated on social media appeared to show emergency workers sifting through debris in Mongmao. The city is part of the Wa Self-Administered Division in Shan St
Death sentence for two killers of lawyer U Ko Ni

Death sentence given to killers of lawyer U Ko Ni

Two of four defendants implicated in the killing of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni were sentenced to death. Ko Ni, a constitutional expert and legal adviser to the NLD, was gunned down at Yangon International Airport on January 29, 2017. He was also one of