In the wake of recent disasters, local activists are looking to reverse Burma’s abysmal environmental protection record under a new government next year.
RANGOON — The leader of Burma’s main opposition party, Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged on Thursday to meeting with the grandson of former dictator Snr-Gen Than Shwe last week, without elaborating on the substance of the discussion. During an interview with Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service on Thursday, Suu Kyi was asked to confirm whether […]
A disregard for the rule of law has made accidents such as the recent landslide at a Hpakant jade mine a common occurrence, Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday.
Amid ongoing hostilities between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-North, the ethnic armed group says it won’t relinquish its Wan Hai headquarters.
Migrants processing Thai chicken for its biggest export market, Europe, face widespread abuse by their employers, researchers said on Wednesday.
RANGOON — Ethnic conflict, national reconciliation, rampant corruption, runaway inflation and a judicial system under the thumb of entrenched interests. All these challenges and more will face the next government, which will be sworn in next March and almost certainly steered by Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), […]
Police have charged five men accused of involvement in printing a calendar which included reference to Rohingya as an ethnic minority group living in Burma.
At least 3,700 civilians in Burma have been injured or killed by landmines over the last 17 years, according to the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor.
Women remain vulnerable in Burma’s militarized zones, two leading rights groups warn, presenting newly documented cases of sexual violence in conflict.
Police in Kachin State say they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people.
The Maubin Township court in Irrawaddy Division rejected an appeal Tuesday for defamation charges to be dropped against Chaw Sandi Tun over a Facebook post.
Two separate explosions rocked Shan State’s Mong Hsu Township on Tuesday, injuring two men and causing panic throughout the town.
The scale of tourism development in Bagan has alarmed locals, who are concerned about the future of the former seat of the Pagan Kingdom.
Local authorities have told small-scale miners living near the site of a deadly landslide at a jade mine in Kachin State’s Hpakant to move immediately.
Brang Yung remains in prison nearly a month after his convictions were quashed, with authorities claiming they are waiting for Naypyidaw to order his release.
The Asian Development Bank will provide US$80 million to an electricity infrastructure project in Rangoon to upgrade the city’s electricity transmission.
Burma’s Anti-Corruption Commission is not scrutinizing the assets of government employees to guard against potential graft, the agency’s head has told lawmakers.
A Shan State lawmaker seeks government aid for civilians displaced by hostilities between ethnic rebels and the Burma Army as negotiators from both sides meet.
The future of the government-backed Myanmar Peace Center will hinge upon the approach of the new NLD-led government, an MPC spokesperson said Monday.
A new photo exhibition in Rangoon, open to the public on Tuesday, documents the impacts of resource extraction across Burma.