Washington’s decision to ease a ban on imports from Burma wins praise from central government and business representatives in the emerging Southeast Asian democracy.
Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her country must establish an independent judiciary and curb the military’s power to have a genuine democracy.
Buddhist monks in Burma and in exile commemorate the fifth anniversary of the crackdown on the Saffron Revolution with vows to continue a religious boycott.
Htay Oo, the general-secretary of the USDP, has denied accusations that he threatened members of the regional assembly in Irrawaddy Division.
Thailand plans a new bridge over the Salween River from Mae Hong Son to Burma’s Dakwin region to boost trade providing the Karen ceasefire holds.
Around 500 displaced civilians from Hpakant Township, Kachin State, to return home after Buddhist and Christian leaders appealed to government and rebel troops for calm.
A British NGO calls on world leaders to put pressure on the Burmese president following his proposal that third countries accept Rohingya refugees.
Ethnic Shan refugees living by the mountainous Burmese border in northern Thailand express relief that a controversial Norwegian-backed repatriation proposal has been shelved.
During her meeting with Burmese President Thein Sein, the Secretary of State offers US assistance, but insists Burma cut military ties with North Korea.
Speaking alongside the Burmese president in New York, Secretary of State Clinton says the US will ease restrictions on the import of Burmese goods.
Refugees from Burma say they want to return to their homeland, but fear they could be pushed backed before conditions there have really improved.
Burma’s parliamentary Land Investigation Committee starts visiting different parts of the country including Arakan, Mon and Karen states plus Tenasserim Division to probe illegal confiscations.
People pack into a Buddhist monastery in Rathedaung for a two-day public forum focused on resolving the sectarian tensions between Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.
More than 200 locals from Tedim, northern Chin State, hold a protest demanding the closure of the town’s Chin National Front liaison office.
The United States is considering lifting the Burma import embargo, a structured bilateral dialogue and starting a military relationship, says a senior White House official.
Aung San Suu Kyi tells thousands of elated supporters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to consider returning to Burma to help with the democratic transition.
Residents of Putao, Burma’s northernmost district, can’t get rice because floods and more than a year of fighting farther south have destroyed key infrastructure.
Cracks are forming within the ethnic rebel Karen National Liberation Army over business interests and distrust of the government’s peace deal.
The 88 Generation Students civil society group is seriously considering whether to form a political party in the near future.
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