» Approximately 300 Buddhist Rakhine residents stopped a bus full of Muslims who were headed home following a religious ceremony. After beating ten Muslim men to death, the group then set fire to the bus. Many believe the mob’s actions were a response to the recent rape and murder of a young girl allegedly committed by a local Muslim man.
We hope that this will be the beginning of a new era where there will be more emphasis on the rule of the people in the everyday politics of our country.Myanmar pro-democracy figure Aung San Suu Kyi • Speaking about her party’s victory in Sunday’s elections — the National League for Democracy won nearly all of the 45 seats up for grabs, including one for the Nobel laureate herself. Suu Kyi says her party will push for constitutional changes and an end to ethnic conflicts. This may be tough, however — they won 45 seats out of several hundred, and the ones already there are filled by military and military supporters, and the constitution was written by the military. But the success on Sunday was nonetheless a breakthrough for a democratic movement.
» Details still limited: Local officials have as of yet not explained what caused the blast. ”There are many casualties. We are not in a position to give you further information. We are still looking into it,” said a police officer from Mingalar Taungnyunt Township Police Station.