Burma’s former supremo Than Shwe has not been seen in public since 2011, but on Thursday a new image of him appeared on Facebook.
China’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it is investigating whether more stray bombs had fallen in Chinese territory during fighting between Burma’s government and rebels, after five people were killed earlier this month.
Burma’s government offers to lease and sell rooms for Rangoon party offices to more than one-third of the country’s 71 registered political parties.
The Burma Army and Shan State authorities colluded with rubber companies in seizing swathes of land from ethnic minority villagers, a Global Witness investigation finds.
After four hours of debate and some significant changes to the draft law, MPs have sent the bill to the Lower House for consideration.
Permission to celebrate Armed Forces Day is withheld from the National League for Democracy, apparently over its insistence on calling March 27 “Anti-Fascist Resistance Day.”
The government’s dramatic salary increase and a fivefold increase in the trade deficit will push inflation rates above GDP growth, according to forecasts.
The future of Burma’s free-flowing Salween River will be the focus of a two day event in eastern Burma, beginning on Friday.