Two companies will conduct an environmental assessment on the second phase of the Thilawa special economic zone, after its first stage was beset by complaints.
The Arakan State parliament announces that Gen. Maung Maung Ohn has been confirmed as the state’s chief minister, against the objection of some Arakanese lawmakers.
The publication suspends operations due to financial problems, as its chief executive and four journalists stand trial for allegedly revealing state secrets.
Burma’s Union Parliament has passed the Association Registration Law. Drafted by NGOs and lawmakers, it provides voluntary registration procedures and contains no restrictions or punishments.
Shan State native Midi Z takes home awards for best international film and best director at festivals in Scotland and Sweden.
The Burmese opposition leader steps up efforts to change a constitution that gives substantial political power to unelected military members of Parliament.
More than 3.3 million people have already signed a campaign to change a constitutional article that gives the military a veto over amendments.
A leader of the US Pacific Command emphasizes the need for civilian control, in the first address by an American officer at the Burmese college.
Canada’s government says it had no role in the decision to include Burmese tycoon Steven Law in a trade delegation that visited earlier this month.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi introduces a report on the social, economic and environmental issues at play in the 134 countries straddling the equator.
A draft bill to protect women from physical, mental and sexual violence will likely be finished by the end of the year, activists say.
NGOs supporting IDPs in northern Burma say limited funding and uncertainty over when the displaced might return home are among the biggest challenges facing them.
A Mon State civil society forum calls for broad changes to the way Burma’s regions are run and for NGO involvement in the peace process.
The Chinese government is warned by ethnic politicians that resumption of the multi-billion dollar Myitsone dam project will be detrimental to bilateral relations.
A decision to adopt a new electoral system is facing opposition from ethnic parties, which say the system will likely cause confusion at the polls.
The government opens a tender to develop a new online system that allows tourists to apply more quickly for visas to Burma.
The former Karen National Union chairman and general, who once fought alongside British troops in World War II’s Burma theater, passed away of natural causes.
It will be the first time in two decades that international experts assist in conserving the Buddhist temple complex.
A ceremony is held to commemorate the life of Salai Tin Maung Oo, who was hanged 38 years ago after leading protests against dictatorship.
Burma’s Interim Press Council calls for the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Special Branch police to drop their investigation into the financial records of local media.