A Tenasserim Division population count finds over 62,000 people identifying as ethnic Mon, but the chance to elect a minister representing them may be missed.
Politicians express concern over a decision by Burma’s Home Affairs Ministry to bring under its direct control the country’s notorious Special Branch police.
University students from across Burma reject a government warning that they stop protesting against a new education law that they say curbs academic freedom.
The signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement on Union Day is officially off the agenda, after talks between the government and ethnic armies were postponed.
Bagan may attract even more tourists in 2015 after the city claimed 2nd spot in the “Top City” category of Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s annual awards.
The government will begin issuing licenses for outbound international tour operators starting from this month, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Nationalist monks and laypeople will stage seven days of protests to denounce a parliamentary decision allowing temporary citizens to vote in a constitutional reform referendum.
Australian MP Luke Simpkins, who last month made a covert visit into eastern Burma, has conveyed his support to Karen ethnic armed groups.
Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Burma, says that a Foreign Ministry Statement accusing her of infringing upon state sovereignty is ‘hard to comprehend’
Anti-narcotics police seize a major drug haul in the Pa-O self-administered zone of eastern Burma, the fifth such operation since the start of the year.
The government says it will ensure that towns and villages that have been branded by the predecessor to Burma’s ruling party are stripped of partisanship.
The three defendants charged with religious defamation for posting an online image of the Buddha wearing headphones appear in court for the seventh time.
Burma is far from reaching gender parity in governance, but some political parties have begun adopting voluntary policies to empower women in Parliament.
Indignant at the government’s decision to delay education reform discussions, students from across the country are preparing to join demonstrators on the march to Rangoon.
Jade mining operations in Kachin State have all but ceased after arson attacks from local prospectors and more fighting between the military and KIA.
Burma’s government condemns the UN human rights envoy to the country, saying many of her concerns are out of touch and “interfere in state sovereignty.”
Three days of fighting has seen casualties on both sides, with the government and TNLA at odds over what caused the outbreak of violence.
Burma’s government postpones quadripartite talks on education reform due to recommence in Naypyidaw on Tuesday after questioning whether student participants truly represented their fellow protesters.
Myanma Railways offers the opportunity to charter a rail gang car across the Goteik Viaduct, a towering 20th century engineering marvel in western Shan State.
The UNFC calls for an agreement on federalism on Union Day, but maintains it will be “too soon” to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement.