A coastal US town home to nearly 2,000 ethnic Karen refugees is shocked by the killing of three young boys from Burma.
Rangoon’s government bans alcohol sales after 10pm while students sit matriculation exams, and says it will re-enforce restrictions that prohibit those sales year-round after 11pm.
Five people involved in a false rape claim which sparked a deadly, three-day riot last year will be behind bars until 2036.
Organizers of the white armband campaign said plainclothes security forces from the Ministry of Home Affairs have been recording and interrogating the campaign’s participants.
Palaung rebels claim to have seized a heroin and methamphetamine haul worth over US$3.5 million while inspecting a mining truck in northern Shan State.
Clashes continue in eastern Burma’s troubled Kokang region, leaving 16 dead and dozens injured as ethnic rebels try to reclaim ground from the Burma Army.
UN rights investigator Yanghee Lee expects government to guarantee her security, despite failing to censure a radical Buddhist monk who incited his followers against her.
Ethnic armed groups share their concerns with the Burma Army over intense ongoing fighting in northern Shan State between Kokang rebels and the government.
After wrapping up its inquiry into the National Education Law in Naypyidaw, the Upper House Draft Law Committee will publish its findings on Friday.
A court sentences two journalists to two months in prison on defamation charges after they published a story that was critical of a military lawmaker.
After more than 60 people died in a ferry accident over the weekend, all state-owned vessels across Burma will be inspected by the government.
An omnibus bill aimed at overhauling government-run media services has been withdrawn from the Union Parliament at the request of the Ministry of Information.
Late-night police intrusions have declined dramatically since Burma’s army ceded some power in 2011, but the law that facilitates them is still on the books.
The powerful UWSA is not attending the nationwide ceasefire talks in Rangoon this week because of Burma Army allegations that it supports the Kokang rebels.
The death toll in a ferry accident last week off western Burma rose to 61 as two more bodies were recovered Tuesday, state television reports.
The National League for Democracy expels over 20,000 temporary identification card holders from the party, purging noncitizens from its ranks in compliance with the law.
Student organizations and civil society education experts offer their views on Education Law reform during hearings held by the Upper House Bill Committee.
Local company Tala Mon will build a museum, accommodation, souvenir shops and a shopping mall at the site of the infamous WWII railway project.
The owner and two managers of a Rangoon bar are sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison with hard labor for insulting religion and disobeying orders.
An ethnic leader says if his delegation gets a “good compromise” with government negotiators, the group will agree to sign an elusive nationwide ceasefire accord.