President Thein Sein’s replacement pick for the religious affairs minister is accused of misusing about US$800,000 from government coffers, a ruling party lawmaker says.
Police have summoned news editors to ask how their journals have stayed afloat in a difficult market for print media.
The government’s chief peace negotiator apologizes for comments that appeared to diminish the stature of government soldiers fighting in the country’s long-running civil war.
The government plans to construct a new flyover in Rangoon’s Insein Township that will allow cars to pass over the railway track and relieve traffic.
The ancient city-states of Pyu become Burma’s first entry into the Unesco World Heritage List, with the three sites winning the endorsement of the World Heritage Committee.
Fauna & Flora International says it has made an unusual sighting of sarus cranes in the wetlands surrounding Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State, northern Burma.
The opposition leader accepts the apology of the presidential spokesman, whose wife recently posted a Photoshopped image of her in Islamic garb.
Monks detained after a raid on their monastery are allowed to leave the notorious Insein Prison on bail, but they still face charges in court.
Disability rights NGOs plan to meet with Rangoon lawmakers and political parties in order to discuss how disabled children can gain better access to education.
President Thein Sein nominates Burma’s Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Soe Win to replace Hsan Hsint, who is under investigation.
A documentary about land confiscation in Burma wins two out of eight awards at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in Rangoon.
The Karen National Union will ignore government orders to disband its police force, which collects taxes and operating checkpoints in Karen State and Tenasserim Division.
Dr Myint Myint Khin, who is famous for her writings on health and education in Burma, has died on Thursday in Rangoon. She was 91 years old.
Senior officials say construction of one hydropower dam on the Salween River and two on tributaries of the Irrawaddy River is ongoing.
Thein Sein fires the religious affairs minister and says the chief minister of restive Arakan State has also been allowed to resign.
Buddhist monks are urging the release of five fellow clergymen who have been detained since June 10 and charged with committing offenses to religion.
Government peace negotiators have told Shan leaders that once-outlawed ethnic armed groups would be delisted as “unlawful associations” after signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Thein Sein appoints two presidential advisors for religious affairs, while the country’s religious affairs minister is reportedly being investigated for corruption.
Police have tightened security in Homalin, Sagaing Division, after eight detainees—two of whom remain at large—escaped from the local police station’s holding facility.
British migrant rights activist Andy Hall was briefly detained and released on bail, and had his passport confiscated during a trial hearing in Thailand.