Aung San Suu Kyi summons her newly elected representatives to encourage discipline as her National League for Democracy (NLD) party assumes power early next year.
Thousands of civilians in central Shan State have had their lives uprooted by ongoing conflict between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-North.
Burma’s first EITI report may lack key data; new government faces economic downturn; Thailand aims to boost commerce; KBZ to build satellite Internet network.
On this week’s edition of Dateline, the panel discusses what bearing the NLD victory in the November elections will have on the peace process.
Maung Maung Thein has slammed last month’s Global Witness report into Burma’s jade trade, saying that the accusations against him were “groundless and one sided”.
Villagers have urged Japanese government agencies and corporate investors not to underwrite three contentious coal power projects in southern Burma.
Political parties welcome remarks by Suu Kyi that her administration will include ethnic minorities among its cabinet and promote national reconciliation.
The depths of its unpopularity now clear, the ruling party will need to embark on some serious soul-searching if it wishes to retain political relevance.
Officers of the Shan State Army-North do not believe the current lull in the Burma Army’s two-month offensive is likely to last more than a few days.
Ruling party official Than Tun was rearrested on Wednesday after he had previously been charged and released for sharing a fake image of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Burma’s next cabinet will include members of other political parties and representatives of ethnic minorities, the NLD leader has said.
Gao Yu, 71, who was imprisoned on a state secrets conviction, was released for medical reasons after pleading guilty during a closed-door appeal hearing.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold talks in December aimed at further easing tensions following the end to an armed standoff in August.
Gunmen opened fire on worshippers during evening prayers at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Bangladesh on Thursday, killing one person and wounding three.