NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and 88 Generation activist leader Min Ko Naing will address rallies in Rangoon and Mandalay calling for constitutional reform.
In a project being led by US-based World Monuments Fund, laser scanners are used to collect data to inform renovation work on a teak monastery.
High numbers for accidents on Burma’s roads have been recorded recently, especially on the notorious stretch between Rangoon and Naypyidaw known as the “death highway.”
Minister of Information Aung Kyi says the recent detention of several journalists has created “not a good situation” for Burma’s fledgling free media.
A number of hurdles are keeping most Burmese migrants from applying to upgrade their temporary passports for regular passports in Thailand.
People who were forced to move off their land for the special economic zone in Rangoon Division are now struggling to earn an income.
Arakanese Buddhist politicians, monks and community leaders call for the creation of an “Arakan National Defense Army” that would protect Buddhist residents from Muslim communities.
In his monthly radio address, the president says a nationwide ceasefire agreement will be signed ‘soon,’ despite fresh clashes in northern Burma last month.
NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the 88 Generation Students leaders will hold a rally in Burma’s second-biggest city to call for constitutional reforms.
Ethnic groups fear Western military engagement will bolster the Burma Army’s capabilities while it continues to wage war and suppress democracy, a KIA leader says.
The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team, a coalition of ethnic armed groups, expresses increasing frustrations with the Burmese military’s latest demands during peace talks.
Kachin and Wa rebel leaders say they are not happy about an escalation in fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burmese army.
The US undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs raises concerns about the recent arrest of Burmese journalists.
Burmese Vice President Sai Mauk Kham says unrest in Arakan State is not only a domestic issue, but has wider ramifications and requires international assistance.
The KIO requested a meeting with the government on May 10 in order to lessen tensions between the sides, after fighting intensified in recent weeks.
Villagers in Tenasserim Division protest against loss of land to an oil refinery planned by Chinese investors, Burmese tycoon Tay Za and a military-owned firm.
With foreign aid largely absent from camps for the displaced in Arakan State, every day of delay is measured in preventable deaths.
Thousands show up for the largest meeting of Arakanese people in 68 years, which it is hoped will decide upon strategy for the state’s future.
Eight Chinese nationals are detained for questioning after authorities caught them illegally carrying grenades, pistols, bullets and other weapons near the Indian border.
A Burmese-language weekly journal claims that former Snr-Gen Than Shwe receives more than $10,000 per month on top of a large one-off payment.