Technical teams representing government and ethnic peace negotiators convene in northern Thailand ahead of talks between the President and five ethnic armed groups next week.
Livestock in many parts of Burma face food, water and medicine shortages as fallout continues from the worst flooding to hit the country in decades.
A mobile government task force assigned to combat the smuggling of goods confiscated materials from two vehicles involved in flood relief efforts on Monday.
Burma’s Parliament approves the remainder of a controversial legislative package concerning the “protection of race and religion,” proposed by Buddhist nationalists.
Thuta Lynn, 23, has won third prize at a regional film contest aimed at fostering closer relationships between Southeast Asia’s youth.
Parliament will discuss legislation on recalling lawmakers, an increasingly contentious proposition that could see sparks fly against the backdrop of a ruling party power struggle.
The National League for Democracy leader’s motorcade, travelling en route to Naypyidaw on Sunday, was tailed by two vehicles, party sources say.
A radio station linked to Burma’s besieged Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann will return to the air after being abruptly shut down by the government.
Several Union Solidarity and Development Party MPs voiced concern Tuesday over the impact of last week’s dramatic late night reshuffle on the party’s image.
Parliament’s Upper House halts its legislative session, citing lawmakers’ desire to assist with flood recovery efforts in their constituencies and prepare for the fast-approaching election.
Political turmoil within Burma’s ruling party suffices to mute an odd ministerial appointment that might otherwise have raised more eyebrows.
Naypyidaw has approved a 90-day extension of martial law in the Kokang Special Region, in a move likely to rule out elections in the strife-torn area.
Parliamentary Speaker Shwe Mann tells lawmakers he is sorry for the recent Union Solidarity and Development Party turmoil in which he has played lead victim.
Burma’s candidate lists reveal a staggering gender imbalance despite promises that women’s empowerment would be prioritized in this year’s polls.
Parliament opens for what will likely be a fractious session, with ruling party factions facing off following its former chairman Shwe Mann’s ouster last week.
Recent floods have contaminated numerous wells and ponds used for drinking water and bathing, leaving hundreds of communities facing water shortages.
Burma’s ousted ruling party chief Shwe Mann meets Suu Kyi after being sacked by President Thein Sein, according to a USDP lawmaker.
A Karen rebel group announced its intention to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement on Saturday, as other ethnic armed groups mull the long-awaited pact.
Labor rights campaigner Su Su Nway receives a 15-day prison sentence for trespassing, but she is released immediately, having already spent 25 days in custody.