Amid a tense standoff between police and student protesters in central Burma, a students’ group in Irrawaddy Division will show solidarity by marching to Rangoon.
Government minister Aung Min will meet with student representatives in Naypyidaw after demonstrators were allowed passage into Taung Tha on Tuesday evening.
More than three months since the Burma Army vowed to make itself more available to the media, journalists express frustration that the promise remains unfulfilled.
Some 500 of students marching from Mandalay to Rangoon were allowed to pass through southwestern Mandalay Division’s Taung Tha Township on Tuesday evening after they held negotiations with local authorities.
The Burma Army offers money to the families of two ethnic Kachin schoolteachers who were murdered in northern Shan State, a Kachin Christian group says.
A bomb blast injures a father and son in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township while fresh fighting also flares in northern Shan State.
The National League for Democracy implores Burma’s government to swiftly get to the bottom of the grisly murder of two Kachin schoolteachers last week.
Rangoon activists start a campaign calling for replacement of the members of Burma’s Election Commission in order to ensure that it will be independent.
A migrants’ rights NGO urges the Burmese government to do more to intervene in the case of a trio of Burmese laborers’ murder in Thailand.
Two men are detained in Namkham Township after a group of antinarcotics vigilantes say they apprehended the duo in possession of illicit drugs.
Student protesters continued their 400-mile march from Mandalay to Rangoon on Sunday despite warnings and attempted obstruction from local officials.
A vibrant cast of performers will channel the spirit of juggling, chinlone and the globe-trotting Myanmar troubadours of the past at a Yangon festival.
During a workshop, government officials and international development banks voice optimism over hydropower development in Burma, while activists, NGOs and Burma experts urge caution.
Burma’s Parliament doubles down on its endorsement of six-party talks on constitutional reform, and agrees to reconsider a controversial National Education Law passed last year.
Crowds amass for a peaceful demonstration against electricity prices in southeastern Burma on Friday, with some attendees estimating attendance at more than 1,000 people.
The government has announced it will conduct a survey on household living costs in order to determine a nationally set minimum wage.
Police in Irrawaddy Division are combing their jurisdiction in search of three inmates who escaped from Hinthada Prison earlier this week.
Jade mining operations in northern Burma’s Kachin State will not be officially halted due to ongoing conflict in the area, according to a Ministry of Mines official.
Up to 2,000 displaced villagers in conflict-wracked Hpakant Township, Kachin State, are facing dwindling supplies and restrictions on movement imposed by the Burma Army.
The government accuses ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal amid sporadic clashes between the army and Kachin insurgents in Burma’s north.