RANGOON — The wife of slain local journalist Aung Kyaw Naing said on Monday that police in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw town have accepted her complaint and agreed to open an investigation into her husband’s killing by the Burma Army. “We only could open one complaint for a criminal charge at the moment, which is a […]
Crowds gather in Rangoon to demand a full investigation into the death of Par Gyi, a journalist allegedly arrested and killed by the Burma Army.
Desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Arakan State, with an estimated 100,000 fleeing by boat since inter-communal violence erupted in 2012.
Activists plan a demonstration to call for an investigation and justice in the case of the reported killing of a journalist by the Burma Army.
The father of one of two Burmese migrants accused of murder on Thailand’s Koh Tao says Thai police threatened to kill his son under interrogation.
Low-cost carrier AirAsia will soon fly direct flights between Naypyidaw and Kuala Lumpur as the Burmese capital prepares to host a major regional summit.
Two Burmese women activists and an advocacy group will accept awards from the N-Peace Network alongside other Asian peace activists at a ceremony in Bangkok.
Recent drug seizures and reports of growing drug abuse in western Burma’s Arakan State are causing concern among local residents and state authorities.
A journalist covering the recent fighting between the Burma Army and Karen rebels on Mon State was reportedly killed while in custody of government soldiers.
An influential Washington think tank criticizes Burma’s government for presiding over a “humanitarian catastrophe” and doing little to track down perpetrators of anti-Muslim violence.
A British labor rights activist visits two Burmese men accused of murder in southern Thailand as the migrants’ parents arrive to visit their children.
Top-ranking Karen leadership meets this week to discuss rejoining the nation’s main ethnic coalition and uniting Karen rebels under a single military alliance.
Information Minister Ye Htut says he will discuss the recent imprisonment of local journalists with President Thein Sein.
The Directorate of Investment and Companies Registration will announce the auction winners of two government-owned heritage buildings in Rangoon by the end of this year.
Thein Sein urges the EU to stop submitting reports on Burma’s human rights situation, as a UN report notes “possible signs of backsliding” on reforms.
A local journalist’s wife says he has been detained by the Burma Army several weeks ago when he visited Karen rebels fighting the army.
An unregistered minority-focused newspaper is ordered to shut down in northwestern Burma’s Chin State last week, the second such forced closure within a month.
Activists meet with Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission to submit new research on negative impacts of a stalled mega-project jointly developed by Burma and Thailand.
Burma’s first democratic elections in 25 years are scheduled to be held in late October or early November, the Union Election Commission announces.
Government troops agree to retreat from some areas near the upper Salween River, during an emergency meeting with ethnic Shan rebels.