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Myanmar Journalist’s Death Spurs Call for Inquiry

Civil society and human rights groups in Myanmar, also known as Burma, are urging the government to fully investigate the death of a journalist while in military custody. Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi, a Burmese-language freelance journalist, was arrested September 30 after crossing into Myanmar for a reporting trip from his home base in Mae Sot, Thailand. Ye Aung of the Burma Former Political Prisoners Association told VOA's Burmese service that his group and other civil...

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