Burma’s National Human Rights Commission says the recent killing of a protesting farmer at the Letpadaung mine had resulted from mistakes made by the police.
Shan State poppy growers say prices for raw opium have fallen during this harvest season, continuing a trend of slowly declining prices in recent years.
Fighting flares between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army, forcing about 1,000 people to flee their homes in northern Burma’s Hpakant Township.
Burma’s ethnic affairs ministers assert their place as elected representatives of the country’s diverse ethnic populations, in a statement published by state media.
NGO representatives meet with a senior US official to voice their concerns over Burma’s human rights situation and a lack of democratic and judicial reforms.
Local and international NGOs will request Burma’s Election Committee to make important changes to the draft rules for independent election monitoring during the 2015 elections.
Police have moved to seize copies of satirical comedy film The Interview from movie shops, following pressure from the North Korean Embassy.
Activists plan a public meeting in Mandalay, with thousands of farmers, laborers, students and average citizens expected to join a gathering to spotlight government shortcomings.
Sixteen villages inhabited largely by indigenous ethnic Karen people in southern Burma’s Dawei district will be leveled to make way for a large-scale rubber plantation.
Graduates of the Yangon Film School impress with minimal yet poignant portraits of everyday individuals.
An ailing land rights activist serving prison time over an Irrawaddy Division property dispute is innocent and will appeal, his wife and lawyer say.
Since Nov. 2012, government teams working on the Burma-China border seized smuggled goods, such as jade and timber, with an estimated value of US$27 million.
Aung San Suu Kyi accuses President Thein Sein of ignoring proposals for a limited constitutional dialogue among herself and a handful of other senior leaders.
Birdwatchers report a stunning decline in wildlife at the Paleik Lake in Mandalay Division, with some suggesting that the animals are being poisoned.
Three men on trial for insulting Buddhism in the V Gastro case appear increasingly unlikely to be exonerated by the Bahan Township court.
A US envoy says the humanitarian situation in Arakan State continues to deteriorate and accountability is lacking for attacks on minority Muslims in Burma.
Villagers voice concerns over ongoing large-scale coal mining in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division, saying an extractive project there is affecting the livelihoods of area residents.
The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) launches a door-to-door voter outreach campaign ahead of Burma’s 2015 national elections, according to party officials.
Twenty Muslims are sentenced to prison on terrorism charges in Shan State after a five-month trial that their lawyer says is biased and without evidence.
The leaders of Burma’s most prominent student group have held a landmark meeting with Khin Aung Myint to discuss the peace process and constitutional reform.