The Thai junta’s ongoing crackdown on foreign laborers has some Burmese living in fear as authorities conduct workplace inspections and detain illegal migrant workers.
The opposition leader enjoys cake in Naypyidaw with fellow lawmakers and urges her supporters to continue standing by her side during the country’s political transition.
A deputy minister for mines tells Parliament that the government has yet to approve a controversial nickel mine in Chin State.
A campaign to isolate Muslims living under apartheid-like conditions is gathering steam in western Burma, driven by Buddhist activists emboldened by the country’s democratic transition.
A project to educate Burma’s students about the environment and teach them ways to reduce their individual carbon footprints is launched in Mandalay.
A three-day meeting in Mae Sot, Thailand, involves discussions on the future repatriation of Burmese refugees who have lived for decades on the Thai-Burma border.
The Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI) says Burma ranks among the lowest in the world for women’s representation in governance.
Flora and Fauna International agreed with the government to launch a community-based ecotourism project at Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State.
The United States says Burma should reform its military-drafted Constitution, but Burma’s government says that is none of Washington’s business.
The UN deputy emergency relief coordinator says she has never seen such suffering before visiting camps for displaced people in western Burma last week.
The Human Rights Film Festival cancels a documentary dealing with anti-Muslim violence after social media users criticized it for being too sympathetic to Burma’s Muslims.
Civil society groups plan a Regional People’s Forum in each Burmese state and division. The first forum will be held in Mon State this month.
A Thai court is due to rule in a case against the activist Andy Hall, who has helped expose abuses suffered by Burmese migrant workers.
Burmese troops open fire on a group of ethnic Karen soldiers in the country’s southeast, leaving one man dead, Karen sources say.
A minister says that a 15-year drug eradication project has failed to stem opium cultivation in Burma, adding that there will be five-year project extension.
Burma’s government threatens to expel students at the country’s technical colleges and institutes who participate in political activities that lead to “unrest.”
A project launches to check the legal status of Muslims who identify as Bengali and to allow them to apply for citizenship.
A crackdown on undocumented migrants by the Thai junta has mostly targeted Cambodian workers, although there have been frequent reports of arrests of Burmese workers.
Hundreds of ethnic Palaung in Kutkai Township flee their homes after the Burmese Army fires artillery on their village in northern Shan State.
In Nepal, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi reacts to a vote against changing a constitutional clause that bars her from the presidency.