Despite recent political reforms, activists frequently remain the target of violence, torture, abuse, and sometimes even enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing.
Torrential rains in Chin State’s Hakha have triggered landslides and caused many houses to collapse, blocking roads and leading to concerns of food shortages.
Yoma moves more than chicken as tractor sales soar; Telenor outpaces Qatari competitor; Thai mogul to help build the Myanmar Information Highway.
On this week’s edition, Robert San Aung and Zaw Thet Htwe discuss the legacy of USDP powerbroker Aung Thaung, who died last week in Singapore.
The draft Prison Law currently being debated in Naypyidaw dampens hopes that the prison system is about to undergo the substantive reforms it urgently needs.
Burma’s three largest political party alliances look set to enter the Nov. 8 election without any firm commitment to avoid infighting.
Many locals are not pleased by the release of 155 Chinese loggers, claiming that while the sentence was extreme, so is exoneration.
Ethnic leaders will not sign a nationwide ceasefire if it excludes certain armed groups, senior representatives reiterated Wednesday after four-day talks.
Burmese actor and director Min Oak Soe is sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal December murder of his former employee, Nu Nu Yin.
Violence once again flared between rival Karen groups this month, adding another chapter to an ignominious history of factional strife and power struggles.
Heavy rains inundate more than 50,000 acres of farmland in Irrawaddy Division, according to state media, with the floods forcing dozens of schools to close.
Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie Pitt postpones a visit to western Burma’s Arakan State due to a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.
Nearly 7,000 prisoners are granted amnesty, including 210 foreigners, though it is still unclear how many were considered prisoners of conscience.
Search teams in Laos have located the crash site of a Soviet-made military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board, state media says.
Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row in India this century, just four have been executed.
University of Hong Kong students say academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials on Wednesday in Beijing amid tensions over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority.
The ruling party names 149 candidates that it intends to field in Rangoon for the election, while Aung San Suu Kyi officially files for candidature.