The National League for Democracy patron pays a visit to the renowned Mae Tao Clinic for Burmese refugees and migrants in Mae Sot, Thailand.
Burma’s military continues to target civilians in its operations against rebel armed groups, according to a report by a US-based human rights institute.
People should “be brave and rid themselves of fear in order to create the country they want,” opposition leader says, while appealing for constitutional reform.
The Mergui archipelago remains a Lost World of some 800 mostly untouched islands, but developers are readying to bring large-scale tourism.
Protesters fear that the stalled hydropower project on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State will be restarted, amid pressure from the development’s Chinese backers.
Ethnic armed groups want to join a future Burma Army while maintaining control over their areas, a demand that is deemed unrealistic by some experts.
Migrant rights activists say the new process only adds complexity, and rules out many workers who do not possess the correct Burmese documentation.
An accidental fire at one of the camps for internally displaced persons in Kachin State claims the life of a 13-year-old girl.
Having poured out his feelings on canvases for nearly 50 years, surrealist artist San Minn has saved enough paintings for his third “Gun Series” show.
Rebel soldiers in eastern Burma are battling not with government forces, but against opium crops that are destroying communities as they succumb to drug addiction.
Rangoon-based journalists say they cannot accept a public service media bill submitted to Parliament by the government this week, criticizing the proposal as self-serving.
“We were told the Tatmadaw is totally committed to peace,” says ethnic representative, as government, army and ethnic groups inch closer to forging joint ceasefire.
Burma’s Upper House removed the right of temporary citizenship card holders to form parties, a decision that could further curtail the rights of Rohingya Muslims.
A journey into northern Burma’s jade-mining town reveals a landscape scarred by years of exploitation, and hopeful miners trying to dig up a fortune.
A second by-election since President Thein Sein took power will take place this year for some 30 vacant seats in the Union and state-level parliaments.
The signing of two new laws marks the official end of a draconian 1962 press law, yet many journalists remain concerned over remaining media restrictions.
About 200 children living at a border IDP camp are—for the time being, at least—effectively orphans of the conflict in northern Burma.
A court questioned witnesses in the case of the detained CEO and four journalists of Unity Journal, who are charged with revealing state secrets.
With a commission established to draft a law on protection of race and religion, President Thein Sein is accused of exploiting religion for political gain.
The opposition leader will meet with writers from Mandalay whom she did not see during an international literary festival that the contingent boycotted last month.