Thein Sein is not preparing himself at the moment to contest the presidential election and has “no objections” to Aung San Suu Kyi running.
Sirens blare loudly as the country celebrates one of its most important holidays—with traditions long forbidden under the former military regime.
Relations between the central government in Naypyidaw and Burma’s largest ethnic armed group, the Wa, could be in for a rough ride.
Those who want learn about Aung San Suu Kyi’s father and slain independence hero General Aung San can visit his old Rangoon home turned museum.
Nearly 2.5 million people sign a campaign in support of a proposed law that would restrict marriage in Burma between Buddhists and Muslims.
A new TV channel with shows in ethnic minority languages will air on Burma’s state broadcaster, in a move being welcomed by minority representatives.
Fourteen officials at the Finance Ministry’s Internal Revenue Department have been dismissed for taking bribes, while another 14 are expected to be punished soon.
The state of emergency declared after communal violence tore through Meikhtila four months ago will soon be lifted, but locals still worry unrest could return.
A rape case raises concerns over safety of detained Rohingya women in Thailand, where police seem complicit in trafficking and harming rather than helping victims.
Burma’s military has reviewed half of all complaints of land-grabbing by its units, but has decided to return only a fraction of all seized farmland.
French leaders discuss widening economic and diplomatic ties with President Thein during his visit to France, but human rights activists denounce continued anti-violence in Burma.
The Rangoon-Naypyidaw-Mandalay highway becomes a “death highway” amid rising road fatalities nationwide. Engineers admit safety suffered during its rushed construction under the past military regime.
Burma’s extractive industries remain plagued by governance shortcomings, says a report that puts a damper on the hype surrounding Burma’s opening to foreign investment.
One of the world’s most notorious drug traffickers is laid to rest at a cemetery in Rangoon, with thousands of people paying their final respects.
Thousands of Rohingyas fleeing Burma are abused, extorted and sold by traffickers as indentured servants on farms or into slavery on Thai fishing boats.
As President Thein Sein envisions an end to Burma’s ethnic conflicts, Britain offers to help its former colony achieve peace by resuming military ties.
A lawmaker who leads one of Burma’s most powerful companies threatens to sue the government amid pressure to return land confiscated under the former regime.
A press watchdog calls on President Thein Sein to set up an inquiry into the murder of six journalists by Burma’s former military regime.
Burmese gay rights activists are preparing to file a lawsuit against Mandalay police officers who allegedly harassed them during their recent detention.
Journalists are urged to be sensitive when reporting on a discussion between the ousted Thai premier and a deputy defense minister about Burma’s commander-in-chief.