Consultants for the Japan-backed Thilawa SEZ near Rangoon say the environmental impact assessment of the project’s second phase is due for release in October.
The women’s rights activist Khin Khin Kyu wins the N-Peace Award for her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.
A court sentenced eight Chin rights activists to a US$30 fine for holding an unauthorized protest over an alleged rape attempt by a government soldier.
A Sagaing Division court imprisons another 47 farmers, raising the total number of detained farmers in Kantbalu Township to 65, with dozens more awaiting trial.
Beijing intends to push ahead in building a railway linking western Burma with China, but not without winning support from the Burmese government and people.
About 800 ethnic Palaung villagers in northern Shan State reportedly fled their homes to avoid recent clashes between the Burma Army and Palaung rebels.
Republican leader says Burmese gemstones will remain US sanctioned unless the Constitution’s Article 59 (f), banning Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency, is amended.
Members of the Muslim Rohingya community who relied on international aid groups for medical treatments say basic health care services have all but disappeared.
South Korea has accused Japan of going back on an earlier apology for forcing women into brothels before and during World War Two.