An explosion caused by a gasometer in a Korean barbecue restaurant called Hello Dine in Yankin Township, Yangon, left nine people with minor injuries. The explosion took place on the final day of the Thingyan water festival.

The chairperson of United Nationalities Federation Council (UNFC) sent an open letter to President Thein Sein on April 13, the first day of the Thingyan water festival, demanding a ceasefire in Laukkaing, located in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone. The letter said the conflict in Laukkaing is an obstacle to the nationwide ceasefire process.

Students and their supporters detained in Tharyawady Prison were brought to the Letpadan Township Court for the fourth court hearing on April 9.

Economists have raised concerns over several brokerage firms in Myanmar that operate illegally.

Detained student Po Po, who took part in the student protest march, attended the court hearing at Kamayut township court on April 9.