The President’s Office has proposed a plan to increase electricity prices for large-scale consumers, which could save more than $270 million in government spending.
An official at the Department of Civil Aviation says Burma is prepared to grant Malaysia permission to continue the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight in its waters.
Journalist Bertil Lintner criticizes the peace industry forming in Burma, and says existing ceasefires with the country’s ethnic armed groups are fragile.
Researchers say environmental degradation and illegal fishing along Burma’s largest river are threatening a vital source of food for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin.
Ethnic leaders welcome the president’s long-awaited, but brief, visit to the war-afflicted state in northern Burma.
Dawei District villagers will sue a Thai company and a Burmese state-owned firm over environmental damage caused by the Heinda tin mine.
As a new law is passed to protect consumers from unsafe or improper products, observers say law enforcement must be more robust.
Nationalist monk U Wirathu joins protests by Arakanese Buddhists, who oppose the upcoming census because it allows Rohingya to register their identity as they wish.
Four people are facing charges under Burma’s controversial Peaceful Assembly Law after holding public talks about environmental conservation in Irrawaddy Division’s Dedaye Township.
As Burma launches a regional film festival in Rangoon, moviemakers hope the long-stifled local industry is due for a breakthrough onto the international stage.
Inle Lake in Shan State is facing threats, but momentum is growing to preserve its natural beauty and cultural integrity.
The Mandalay regional government directs a joint Thai-Burmese team to halt its operations at the ongoing excavation site of a Siamese king’s tomb.
The presidential spokesman calls for a clear policy to handle the problem of squatting, as forcible evictions continue in the country’s biggest city.
The UN human rights rapporteur for Burma publishes his last report to close his six-year mandate, following his ninth trip to the country in February.
“Fight for democratization. We have to respect each and every ethnic group as a human being,” Mon Mon Myat tells fellow journalists.
Daily newspapers free of government control and censorship have been printing for about a year, but the market is dominated by state propaganda sheets.
Human Rights Watch criticizes the UN for raising the possibility of Burma contributing UN peacekeepers, describing the nation’s military as among the world’s most abusive.
Nay Min is not among 1988’s canonized pro-democracy crusaders, but his role in informing the world about the events of that year was “pivotal.”
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded to Burmese airspace, according to Burma’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
The 84-year-old former political prisoner is said to be in good health, but needs to undergo physiotherapy for a problem with his hip.