Senior monk in Okkan fears violence may be instigated by hardliners to provoke a coup which would “destroy democracy” in Burma.
Mosques and some Muslim-owned properties were destroyed on Tuesday in a town near Rangoon in the latest round of communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
Hundreds of protesters dare the police to jail them rather than continuing the hunt for eight activists who oppose a copper mine in northwest Burma.
The purchase of the gunships is part of Wa moves to make the Wa region more like an independent state, able to project military force.
In central Burma, justice and security is elusive for thousands of Muslims who lost their homes in a deadly rampage by Buddhist mobs in March.
A government report on sectarian violence recommends strengthening security forces in Arakan State and using a controversial 1982 law to assess the Rohingyas’ citizenship rights.
Leaders of Arakan State’s Rohingya minority say the findings of an inquiry into last year’s violence in the state are “biased and incomplete.”
Hundreds march in demonstration against the controversial copper mine project, five months after a brutal crackdown on protesters near the mine left dozens injured.
Ethnic minority media wants to participate in Burma’s quasi-governmental Press Council to draft a new media law when the Burmese parliament returns from recess.
A year after the enactment of Burma’s labor organization and freedom of association laws, workers’ rights activists say more must be done in practice.
The Buddhist monk Wirathu is the figurehead of a virulent strain of religious nationalism being spread by some in Burma.
A minister says Burma will amend its Constitution so the democracy icon can run in the next election, but the ruling political party suggests otherwise.
Burma could get broad duty-free access to the US market by year’s end as Washington tries to deepen trade and military ties with the country.
Several hundred protesting villagers call for the release of detainees who were arrested on Thursday in a crackdown on farmers near the controversial Letpadaung mine.
Chronic water shortages—which are always at their worst at this time of year—could prove to be a major impediment to Rangoon’s economic development.
Journalists gathered at the conference held in the Mon State capital of Moulmein to promote democracy and foster dialogue between ethnic minorities and mainstream media.
Six people are taken into custody after local authorities in Sagaing Division launch the latest crackdown on farmers opposed to the controversial Letpadaung copper mine.
Activists warn that hundreds of villagers are displaced in eastern Burma, as the government army allegedly launches an offensive against Shan rebels despite a ceasefire.
The UN and NGOs are still unable to deliver humanitarian aid to displaced locals in areas controlled by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
Burma hails an EU decision lifting political and economic sanctions against the former pariah state, pledging to continue its reforms and march toward democracy.