The government has indefinitely suspended five agencies that it alleged had sent Burmese nationals to work on the Russian fishing trawler, which sank last week.
Local officers have detained more than a dozen people after a scuffle between vendors and local officials at the popular holiday destination.
Discussions on constitutional reform involving leaders from the government, military, Parliament, political opposition and an ethnic minority representative have been scheduled for Friday.
Locals in Yankin Township have reported that some street restaurants are secretly selling dog meat to construction laborers.
Rangoon police are gearing up to curb crime during Burma’s wild Water Festival, local officials said, preparing four commanding offices to ensure public safety.
State-run media claim last month’s capture of a white elephant had foreshadowed the agreement on a nationwide ceasefire. The article prompted mockery on social media.
The number of political prisoners in Burma increases to nearly 470, a rights group says, after a series of amnesties in recent years.
The Union Election Commission calls on the Mon National Party to explain why it issued a joint statement with the New Mon State Party.
Long-standing land disputes along Burma’s border with China were reignited on Friday as Chinese officials demarcated territories within Burma for a planned bridge linking the two countries, according to locals.
Burma’s ethnic armed groups consider convening in Wa rebel area in northern Shan State to discuss the potential signing of a nationwide ceasefire accord.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
The Kachin Baptist Convention says its investigation found two people who could reveal the identity of the killers of two Kachin schoolteachers in Shan State.
20 Burmese fishermen are believed dead after a trawler sunk off Russia’s eastern coast on Thursday, according to reports from the Burmese embassy in Moscow.
Naw Ohn Hla was sentenced to four months in prison on Thursday for a protest held last September in support of political prisoners.
Lawyers from across Burma have teamed up to create a network offering legal assistance to journalists and media agencies, in light of a surge in suits filed against members of the fourth estate.
Hundreds of foreign fishermen rush at the chance to be rescued from an Indonesian island where a media report revealed slavery runs rampant.
Education reform advocates denounce the current draft of an amended education law, claiming that it deviates from a version agreed upon by stakeholders.
Students arrested after the Mar. 10 crackdown have requested their trials to be open to family and media, and say some detainees need medical treatment.
Dozens of activists in Mandalay may face charges for unlawful assembly, after being released from detention following a recent crackdown on a demonstration in Letpadan.
Burma’s government begins an inquiry into allegations that hundreds of Burmese nationals in Indonesia live slave-like existences to supply the global seafood industry.