The UN Population Fund, which is offering technical assistance on Burma’s first census in 30 years, responds to criticism about the timing of data collection.
As UN third country resettlement programs wind down, tens of thousands Burmese refugees in Thailand are unsure about whether to return home or stay.
Opposition politicians and activists criticize a proposal to reduce the punishment for carrying out an unauthorized protest to 6 months imprisonment.
A migrant workers’ group has called for action by the Thai and Burmese governments to address the legal plight of Burmese migrant laborers in Thailand.
Archeologists oppose plans to develop an outdoor park near the remains of an 18th century town and a Thai king’s tomb.
Two decades of “peace” in Hpakant have reduced the center of Myanmar’s jade industry to an environmental and social disaster area.
The ethnic armed groups’ leaders are not yet ready to hold official talks in Hpa-an, and say the Burma government needs to drops some of its demands.
The Myanmar Indigenous Network for Education forms on the international day for mother-tongue languages, calling for multilingual instruction in Burma’s government schools.
The Union Parliament orders the government to resolve land-grab cases in Burma no later than June and September of this year.
The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army offers to provide land, homes and jobs to people whose homes were bulldozed by authorities in Rangoon Division.
After a recent attack on a Kachin Independence Army outpost, displaced people fear that progress toward returning to their homes has been put back.
UN human rights rapporteur says he will urge the UN Human Rights Council to probe alleged Rohingya massacre unless Burma’s inquiry meets international standards.
A Karen NGO says the proposed projects for Karen and Mon states lack input from local residents and could open the door to possible land-grabs.
A jade stone discovered in Kachin State is believed to weigh 50 tons, though with half the rock still buried, its exact mass remains unknown.
A leading Shan human rights group says six planned hydropower dams on the river in Shan and Karen states should be stopped.
Twelve farmers were sentenced to between three years and six months in prison by Pegu Division’s Padaung Township Court for damaging a company-owned teak plantation.
Union Parliament Speaker and USDP chairman Shwe Mann urges a parliamentary committee to consider reforms to constitutional clauses that guarantee the military great political powers.
Burma’s government is loosening its grip on the school system, but education officials at the local level say most decisions are still made from above.
Starting next month, the Rangoon Division government will prohibit the use of the Toyota pickup trucks for passenger transport in Burma’s commercial capital.
Three activists in Burma are prevented from appearing at an event in Mandalay, after Buddhist monks protested their inclusion on the roster of scheduled speakers.