Five years after upgrading the country’s woefully obsolete passport system, the government has announced a tender for the introduction of biometric travel documents.
The government has denied reports that 25-year-old Su Pon Chit was evicted from her apartment as a result of her involvement in recent student protests.
During a press conference, optimism arising from a draft ceasefire was tempered by the emergence of fundamental political differences between the government and ethnic groups.
The court will hear the appeal of former Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint, who was jailed last October for misappropriation of public finances and sedition.
President Thein Sein asks Parliament to appoint eight new ethnic minority members to the Union Election Commission, which will oversee Burma’s national elections in November.
Burma’s Information Ministry accepts 45 journalists into a press corps that will be granted access to the Presidential Palace and public events involving the president.
A prominent Buddhist abbot is reportedly banned indefinitely from giving public sermons by Burma’s highest religious authority, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee.
An Irrawaddy Division court sentences a Taiwanese national to four months in prison with hard labor for possessing an unlicensed gun.
The newspaper apologized on Monday for publishing a cartoon that drew a link between Burma’s armed forces and forced evictions of farmers.
A delegation of US officials led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will arrive in Burma on Wednesday for high-level meetings in Naypyidaw and Rangoon.
Nandar Sit Aung, sentenced in 2004 for criticizing the military junta, is before the courts after being apprehended in Rangoon on Thursday.
With 10 voter lists released ahead of landmark elections later this year, civil society organizations are encouraging Rangoon citizens to ensure they are properly registered.
A government advisor and ethnic rebel representatives say they in principle reached an agreement on the content of a nationwide ceasefire text.
Myint Swe’s attempt to beautify the city, and perhaps his own image, have been criticized by local residents.
City permits for the development of party ‘pandals’ during Burma’s forthcoming Water Festival are being leased illegally at exorbitant prices, local businesspeople say.
A volunteer who was shot during an attack on a Red Cross convoy last month in northeast Burma succumbs to his injuries.
A Burmese journalist working for the BBC could face criminal charges for allegedly hitting a policeman after an officer initiated a legal complaint against him.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets with KNU Chairman Mutu Say Poe to discuss the peace process, constitutional reform and upcoming elections.
Rare fighting reportedly breaks out between government troops and ethnic rebels of the Arakan Army in western Burma.
Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered entirely by solar energy, left Mandalay for China on Monday morning.