Following high-level meetings in Naypyidaw, the US-based rights group praises President Thein Sein’s commitment to reform, but says the government is “divided.”
Independent local media allege that two state-owned newspapers are altering advertisements in an attempt to remove references to issues such as human rights and corruption.
Ethnic political parties call for the inclusion of non-Burman leaders, intellectuals and experts on the commission to create conditions for a fair election in 2015.
Thein Sein sent a secret directive to ministries, urging them to take precautions to avoid mass protests or violence caused by disagreements over constitutional reform.
Another Unity journal staffer is detained for questioning by police, the sixth to be held in connection with a state secrets probe by the government.
New concerns arise about fumes rising from a factory near the Chinese-backed mine in Sagaing Division, which was recently restarted after a suspension.
Despite President Thein Sein’s pledge to free all political prisoners in Burma by the end of last year, 55 remain behind bars, advocacy groups say.
USDP member Shwe Maung, from Arakan State’s Buthidaung Township, is being investigated for defamation after suggesting police could have set fire to a Maungdaw village.
Education experts call for the use of ethnic minorities’ mother tongue as the language of instruction for students who don’t belong to Burma’s ethnic majority.
The president’s spokesman says allegations about the factory in central Burma are baseless, while police continue to question journalists who broke the story.
Opposition leader urges lawmakers to be ‘brave’ and fulfill the public’s wishes by amending the Constitution after a parliamentary committee delivered its findings.
Local residents have been accused of trespassing on military land in the popular beach area of Chaung Tha in Irrawaddy Division.
A small percentage of refugees went back to Burma last year, usually on a ‘look and see’ basis, according to a consortium of NGOs.
More than 5,000 people attended the fifth BarCamp Yangon, a forum about technology and the Internet that encourages participant involvement.
A journey to the remote villages of Chin State reveals faces inked in tradition but struggling against the hardships of isolation, poverty and government neglect.
President Thein Sein has urged lawmakers to ensure that any future constitutional amendments take into account the demands of ethnic rebel groups.
An advocate for Burma refugees says she’s worried that a change in US policy will hurt efforts to reunite them with relatives in the US.
The Burma police force’s Special Branch make arrests Friday and Saturday after a journal publishes allegations about a Magwe military facility.
Traveling from Moreh in Northeast India to Tamu in Burma reveals little sign that the troubled, isolated border region is becoming a new India-Asean “gateway.”
Boasting a diverse natural environment including everything from Himalayan foothills and tropical jungle to arid flatlands and Indian Ocean coastline, Burma is an adventurer’s paradise.