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Police Arrest Protesting Garment Workers By

Police in Rangoon Division’s Insein Township arrest at least 20 striking garment workers on Wednesday who had begun a sit-in protest earlier in the day.

Verdict in Buddha Bar Case Expected in Mid-March By

The Bahan Township Court will rule on the case of two Burmese and one New Zealand national charged with religious defamation on March 17.


Police form a human chain across a road leading to Burma’s biggest city, telling student protesters that authorities would “take action” unless they dispersed.


A new autobiography defends the 1988 military coup and celebrates the accomplishments of the junta-era prime minister.


Political analysts say that a Monday meeting between the President and the Opposition Leader should have been more transparent.

Suu Kyi Apologizes for NLD Prome Event Showing Army Brutalities By

Aung San Suu Kyi apologizes for a play staged by her NLD’s Prome office that graphically depicted brutalities by the former military regime.

Burma Army, Shan Rebel Peace Pledge Signatory Clash By

Fighting flares again between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-South, with government troops accused of attacking a rebel base in Mauk Mae Township.

Thein Sein Hosts Rare Suu Kyi Talks Amid Constitution Debate By

President Thein Sein had a rare meeting on Monday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss constitutional changes and the first election under the country's new democratic system.

Forest Department Captures Rare White Elephant in Irrawaddy Division By

Burma’s forestry department captures a wild white elephant in the jungles of western Irrawaddy Division to put it on display in a zoo.

US Honors Kachin Activist with Prestigious Women of Courage Award By

May Sabe Phyu, known for her work as an advocate for peace and gender equality, travels to the United States to receive the esteemed award.

Authorities in Letpadan Block Student Protest March By

Police in Letpadan prevented students from restarting their march to Rangoon on Monday morning, forcing student protesters into negotiations with Pegu Division authorities.

Freelance Photographer Released After Three-Day Detention By

Freelance photographer Aung Nay Myo is released from detention in Monywa, three days after his arrest for posting a satirical image on Facebook mocking authorities.

Govt, Ethnic Reps Agree to Talks in Mid-March By

Government and ethnic representatives will meet in mid-March for the seventh round of official talks on an elusive nationwide ceasefire agreement.

Freelance Photographer Detained over Facebook Post Mocking Authorities By

Local authorities in Monywa detain a freelance photographer after he posted a satirical photo on Facebook mocking authorities.

Students Cry Foul Over Education Ministry Proposals By

Students have met with Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann and other lawmakers to express concerns about what they allege to be attempts at stifling education reform.

Labor Official Warns Migrants to Complete Thai Work Registration By

A Burmese Labor Ministry Official warns migrant workers in Thailand that they should renew their Thai work permits before they expire on March 31.

Govt Wrong to Suggest Wa, China Involvement in Kokang Conflict: UWSA By

The United Wa State Army deny government allegations that they support the Kokang rebels and say Naypyidaw is suggesting Chinese involvement to play nationalist politics.

Let Us Stick to Humanitarian Work: Red Cross By

The Myanmar Red Cross Society has asked state and divisional governments not to assign its members to support roles within Burma Army units.

Two Injured After Blaze at Mae Sot Migrant School By

A fire at a migrant school run by the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot injures two students and destroys four boarding houses.

Authorities Clear Remnants of Michaungkan Protest Downtown By

Police raid a land rights protest camp near Sule Pagoda in downtown Rangoon and charge 14 protestors under the Peaceful Assembly Law and municipal ordinance.

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