Illegal logging and chemical waste are among the biggest factors driving environmental degradation along the Irrawaddy River, according to community researchers.
An Italian company at the centre of a hacking scandal has been in discussions with the Burmese government about establishing domestic surveillance mechanisms since 2012.
As a third day of talks on a nationwide ceasefire resumes in Rangoon on Friday, it remains unclear whether resolution will be found on key outstanding points.
Activists and academics rally behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of the election, hoping to help force the military to cede political power.
A report says human rights workers in Burma face threats to their personal security despite political reform since military rule was replaced by quasi-civilian governance.
Nearly two years in the making, both countries will sign a reciprocal deal for 14 days of visa-free travel from the end of August.
Chinese officials have made their displeasure known over the long sentences leveled against 155 of the country’s citizens for illegal logging in Kachin State.
Election campaign signboards and party flags for the opposition National League for Democracy were defaced and torn down in 20 Nansang Township villages on Tuesday.
Aung Thaung, a senior member of Burma’s ruling party with a reputation for hardline politicking, dies at a Singapore hospital at the age of 74.
China lodges a diplomatic protest with Burma after a court in Myitkyina, Kachin State, sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging.
Burma’s Parliament voted on Wednesday to postpone a national referendum on constitutional change that was expected to be held concurrently with the national election.
Prominent 88 Generation student leader Ko Ko Gyi and four others are found guilty of breaching Burma’s Peaceful Assembly Law, but the activists avoid prison time.
Burma’s ethnic rebels and government peace negotiators reconvene in Rangoon after a four-month lull in the nation’s ongoing ceasefire talks.
Some political parties raise the possibility of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party fixing the general election, an allegation that was widespread in 2010.
Two Kachin women insist that their husbands are innocent, over three years after they say the men were wrongfully detained and tortured by the military.
A coalition of 24 indigenous rights organizations plans to submit a report on the issues facing indigenous communities to the UPR working group in November.
In Thein Sein’s home township of Ngapudaw in the Irrawaddy delta, locals voice support for the president to contest their constituency in the upcoming election.
Two journalists employed by the Myanmar Herald were fined one million kyats (US$800) each after being found guilty of defaming the president.