Following a stinging rebuke by the UN, Burma’s ultranationalist Buddhist monk says he doesn’t regret calling a UN special envoy a “whore” and a “bitch.”
The return of Médecins Sans Frontières to western Burma attracts scrutiny from authorities and community leaders, who caution the group that they will be “watching.”
Members of Burma’s Union Parliament vote in favor of raising the salaries for national level lawmakers from about $300 to $1,000 per month.
Rights groups have asked the Burmese government to seek justice for two Kachin women found dead on Tuesday in a northern Shan State village.
Burma’s President Thein Sein urges Parliament to reconsider a National Education Law after student protests resume in Mandalay, a move greeted with cautious acceptance.
The international medical group resumes work in western Burma after a nine-month government ban on its presence over allegations of bias towards the Rohingya minority.
The UN human rights chief urges Burma’s leaders to condemn the Buddhist monk, who called a visiting UN envoy a “whore” during a public rally.
Burma’s Upper House Speaker has set a Friday deadline for Upper House MPs to provide input into mooted six-party constitutional reform discussions.
Burmese authorities continue to investigate the case of two female schoolteachers who were found brutally murdered on Tuesday at a village in northern Shan State.
Mandalay Division Court will hear arguments to decide whether to accept a case against policemen accused of firing at farmers in Sint Gu Township.
Ethnic leaders say that a nationwide ceasefire agreement is unlikely to be signed next month without further meetings between ethnic armed groups and the government.
A parliamentary drafting committee rejects Burmese President Thein Sein’s revisions on a plan to raise government salaries, according to lawmakers.
A Burmese monk who called a UN rights envoy a “whore” has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said.
In a statement issued to Parliament on Monday, President Thein Sein has called for more detail and broader representation in proposed constitutional reform discussions.
A Rangoon court lays an additional charge on seven people who participated in a protest against the police shooting of a farmer in central Burma.
More than 100 people have set out on a march from Mandalay to Rangoon, as student leaders restarted a campaign against the National Education Law.
The badly beaten bodies of two young women are found dead in their bedroom in a remote village in Shan State.
Rebels in northern Burma have released three police officers held captive since Jan. 14, though access to about 2,000 villagers affected by ensuing conflict remains restricted.
Rights groups welcome the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Burma.
As many of Burma’s poor families move from rural areas to the big city in hopes of finding work, many find themselves struggling.