Rangoon’s historic municipal elections will see women constitute just over 10 percent of the 293 candidates competing in the Dec. 27 polls.
Rangoon Division parliament approves a proposal urging the president, army chief, Suu Kyi and other political players to hold 12-party talks on constitutional reforms.
The KIA says it cancels monthly meetings with Burma Army commanders, as the government failed to explain a recent attack on a KIA training school.
A court rejects the appeal of former Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint, who was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment on charges of corruption and sedition.
Salt producers in Irrawaddy Division who fail to repay government regeneration loans granted after Cyclone Nargis could face jail as early as next year.
The law, covering first-on-the-scene response and hospital care, is in attempt to fix some of the ails afflicting Burma’s decrepit health care system.
A Rangoon Division official proposes 12-party talks on constitutional reforms to local parliament, after the president and the army recently dismissed calls for six-party talks.
Twenty Burmese Muslims stand accused of links to a terrorist group in a trial that their lawyer says lacks credible evidence to back the allegations.
Ethnic armed groups plan to form a Federal Union Army to bolster defense cooperation and aid the creation of a future federal army for Burma.
With fines failing to deter owners of high performance automobiles and motorbikes, traffic police have been instructed to seize and impound unauthorized vehicles.
A report claim provisions in Burma’s Ward and Village Tract Administrative Laws are undemocratic, calling for amendments to provisions of the Constitution concerning local governance.
Opium cultivation in Burma stabilizes in 2014, marking the first time since 2006 that cultivation did not expand, a new UN report says.
Prominent columnist Htin Lin Oo will be subjected to a lawsuit and possible imprisonment over the contents of an October speech condemned by Buddhist groups.
Two young carcasses of the rare species were found late last week on the bank of the Irrawaddy River near Mandalay.
The murder trial starts for two Burmese migrant workers accused of killing a pair of British travelers on southern Thailand’s Koh Tao island.
A Myanmar Herald reporter is being sued under the Media Law by a Pegu Division police commander for allegedly negatively affecting his reputation.
Critics have hit back at comments by the former dictator’s grandson which lay blame for ongoing conflict at the feet of ethnic armed groups.
Burma’s military jails an officer for two years for signing a petition supporting a constitutional amendment to reduce the army’s role in politics.
Government should investigate the military’s alleged killing of a teenage girl whose father is being prosecuted after filing a complaint about the attack, activists say.
As Norwegian King Harald V wraps up a state visit to Burma, The Irrawaddy reflects on the changing economic relationship between the two nations.