Thein Sein Holds First Meeting With 88 Generation Students

During the president’s first-ever meeting with the pro-democracy activists, he reiterates a pledge to free all remaining political prisoners by the year’s end.

German Press Corps Offers Lessons for Fledgling Burmese Counterparts

A group of Burmese journalists observe media practices in Germany, where a vibrant press has sprung up from the ashes of an authoritarian past.

170 Burmese Workers Return Home Following Malaysia Crackdown

A group of 170 migrants returned from Malaysia with the help of a Burmese monk, following a crackdown by Malaysian authorities on unregistered migrants.

Burma to Grant UN Nuclear Watchdog Wider Access

The U.N’s International Atomic Energy Agency says the Burmese government will sign a protocol to allow the watchdog more access to the country.

Project to Take Stock of Rangoon’s Mon Population Ahead of 2015 Election

Leaders in Rangoon’s ethnic Mon community have begun a survey to discover just how many Mon people live in the city.

In Myanmar’s Schools, History’s in the Making

After nearly 50 years of military rule, is Myanmar’s education system finally ready to rewrite the past to reflect the nation’s diversity?

Troops Withdraw as KIO, Govt Delegates Meet

Delegates from the government peace negotiation team and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) meet in Myitkyina.

CPI Falls Short on Environmental Impact Assessment of Myitsone: Experts

A Chinese corporation’s environmental impact assessment of its controversial Myitsone dam project in north Burma is not complete, international experts say.

‘I Feel We Are Still Attached to Strings’

With censorship in Burma relaxed, Aung Khaing, 68, is able to show the world his paintings for the first time.

Most Burmese Refugees in Thailand Don’t Want Return: Survey

Nine in 10 refugees in Thailand’s Mae La camp would prefer to resettle in third countries or stay in Thailand instead of being repatriated, a survey finds.

Thein Sein Urges Burma’s Media to Refrain From ‘Personal Attacks’

Burma President says the country’s growing media should not use new press freedoms to publish ‘groundless news’ and attacks during reforms.

Update: 1 Muslim Killed, 35 Houses Torched After Violence Erupts in Southern Arakan State

Inter-communal violence flares between Buddhists and Muslims in Thandwe, Arakan State, on Tuesday. Mobs killed one Muslim woman and destroyed one mosque and 35 homes.

At ‘Custom Mountain,’ an Abbot Fights to Protect Ancient Carvings

A Buddhist abbot is pleading for government assistance to make sure ancient Buddha carvings beside the Irrawaddy River are not lost.

Kachin Rebel Turned Politician Readies for Comeback

Dr. Manam Tu Ja, a former vice president of the Kachin Independence Organization, hopes his third attempt to enter politics will be successful.

Burma Says Won’t Allow Political Opening to Spur Sectarian Violence

Burma will not allow those eager to incite ethnic and religious violence to exploit the country’s newfound openness, Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says.

Burma Govt Denies Reports That It Holds $11B in Singaporean Banks

Burma’s government refutes claims that it has stashed up to US$11 billion worth of foreign reserves in several bank accounts in Singapore.

Rangoon’s Independent Music Scene Comes Alive

Some of Burma’s top underground and alternative music acts play a high-impact show in the country’s commercial hub.

All Aboard for the Interfaith Tour

A group of Myanmar’s young people hits the road in search of some common ground between their different religious beliefs.

Burmese Artist Paints Beauty in Bathing

While other artists go to painstaking lengths to find their subjects, Win Khaing simply invites women to his home and asks them to bathe themselves.

Suu Kyi Says Polish Path to Democracy Inspired Her

Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told Polish democracy champion Lech Walesa that she was inspired by how Poland had peacefully ended authoritarian rule.