Burma’s Union Election Commission says a voter list review period will be indefinitely prolonged to allow voters to submit corrections, following mounting reports of inaccuracy.
Burma replaces a high-ranking air force officer, reportedly in response to China’s anger over stray bombs that fell in Chinese territory, killing five farmers.
A newly formed advocacy group calls on all Mon political parties to collaborate in order to maximize Mon representation in the post-elections parliament.
The National League for Democracy will again meet Burma’s election body in an effort ahead of the election to improve a much-criticized voter verification process.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army says it has detained six people and seized drugs worth nearly 200 million kyats (US$167,000) in northern Shan State.
Burma’s Ministry of Information dashes Ma Ba Tha’s hopes of launching its own radio station—at least for now—but the group says it will keep pushing.
Nearly 70 of Burma’s political parties sign an election Code of Conduct aimed at ensuring ethical electioneering in the lead up to the historic vote.
Heavy rains and flooding hit Burma’s south on Thursday, with at least one dead in Dawei and damage to roads and paddy fields elsewhere.
A group of civil society stakeholders says all extractive projects in ethnic areas should be halted until the brokering of a nationwide ceasefire.
In the aftermath of a constitutional reform battle, Burma’s ethnic armed groups predict the decision could drive a deeper wedge into the country’s peace efforts.
Tens of thousands of squatters in Rangoon are vexing efforts to compile accurate eligible voter lists in the commercial capital ahead of Burma’s general election.
Some 20 people remain trapped on Friday after a landslide at the site of a jade mine near Hpakant killed four small-scale miners.
Burma frees a Bangladeshi paramilitary soldier whose capture this month had become a diplomatic sore point between the two countries.
Two US lawmakers released a joint-statement on Thursday criticizing the military bloc within Burma’s Union Parliament for voting down proposed amendments to the country’s Constitution.
Burma’s Union Parliament votes against major changes to the nation’s Constitution, keeping a military stronghold on the legislature firmly in place.
Burma Army troops increase their presence in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township amid renewed fighting in the jade-rich northern town.
The Moken, one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining hunter-gatherer populations, face increasing threats to livelihoods and access to services, a leading rights group warns.
Burma’s military has purchased 36 aircraft over the last four years and a recent report predicts defense spending will increase by nearly one-third by 2020.
A military parliamentarian rules out an Aung San Suu Kyi presidency as lawmakers convene for a second day of deliberations on proposed constitutional amendments.
Discussions in Rangoon have failed to find common ground between workers’ representatives and employers, as the government prepares to implement an official minimum wage.