Protesters heading to Naypyidaw for a demonstration against the Kachin State conflict in front of the commander-in-chief’s office are prevented from leaving Rangoon.
Aung San Suu Kyi offered a glimpse into her personal side when she took questions and offered advice to young human rights activists in Washington.
Easing economic sanctions against Burma, a move just advocated by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington, still divides politicians and activists.
Speaking in Washington where he is due to receive an award, Hkun Htun Oo criticizes Aung San Suu Kyi and says she does not speak for the people of Burma.
Describing the occasion as “one of the most moving days of my life,” Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is honored in Washington.
The United Wa State Army releases around 20 soldiers from the Shan State Army-South following a meeting between representatives of the two groups.
Ahead of meeting Suu Kyi at the White House, the US president lifts sanctions on Burma’s President Thein Sein and House Speaker Shwe Mann.
Among the 89 political prisoners released this week was Zau Seng who as a Kachin youth in 1985 assassinated the Burmese army’s northern commander.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the people of Burma should not depend on economic sanctions to push democratic reform but praised their effectiveness.
Mae Tao Clinic, currently based in the Thai border-town of Mae Sot, will not yet return to Burma because of the needs of migrant workers.
The Kachin Independence Organization rejects a call for peace talks in the Burmese capital, saying it is “impossible” to meet as fighting rages on.
National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi backs the government to diffuse the explosive situation in Arakan State and secure regional peace.
Burma’s limited release of political prisoners shows the government is insincere in its democratic reforms and simply wants further concessions by Western nations, claim activists.
Suu Kyi faces an intense 17-day itinerary including numerous engagements with UN leaders, US politicians and policymakers, NGOs, institutes, universities and Burmese communities.
Foreign journalists who are no longer on a government blacklist say they are still being denied permission to enter Burma.
Burmese parliamentarians say they have learned lessons at the US Congress and State legislatures which they would like to implement in Naypyidaw.
A 27-member commission into sectarian violence in Arakan State says it will take time to release its findings.
At least 1,000 people became homeless in Mandalay when around 400 small houses deemed to be built on illegally occupied land were demolished by bulldozers.
Burma announces that it is releasing 514 prisoners under a new amnesty that reportedly includes more than 80 political detainees and some foreigners.
For the second time in little over a month, Burma has formed an interim press council as part of its recent moves to relax government controls over the media. The new 27-member press council, about two-thirds of whose members are journalists, was formed on Monday in Rangoon following two weeks of discussions between journalists’ groups [...]