Autonomy for universities in Burma is likely to be granted soon, though the extent to which they will operate free of state interference remains unclear.
Burma’s lawmakers will form a committee to review the 2008 Constitution during the current legislative session, according to members of Parliament.
Ngapali Beach, 10-kilometer stretch of stunning white sand on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, is without argument Burma’s most well-known beachside holiday destination.
Burma’s deputy home affairs minister has dismayed opposition lawmakers and activists by saying that the government has no plans to repeal two draconian junta-era laws.
The UN chief warns Burma that it must end Buddhist attacks on minority Muslims in the Southeast Asian country if it wants to be seen as a credible nation.
Businessmen in Rangoon say a US-sanctioned Burmese general may have opened bank accounts in Singapore in past years to arrange arms deals for the military.
Allegations of sexual abuse by police officers surface following a weekend crackdown by law enforcers in an area of Mandalay frequented by homosexuals and transvestites.
International press watchdogs join Burmese journalists in condemning a new publishing bill which was passed last week by the country’s lower house of Parliament.
The ethnic alliance’s technical team will meet with the government’s peace negotiation team on the Thai-Burma border to set an agenda for future political talks.
The wife of a former military officer, who is on death row for leaking state secrets, demands his release as he is a political prisoner.
Burma’s Parliament has no plans to amend a law on prostitution written more than six decades ago and still used to prosecute sex workers today.
Monks in Thailand from Burma and neighboring countries call for peace and increased security at India’s Mahabodhi Temple following bomb blasts at the Buddhist site.
At the Youth for Christ Centre, a collection of tin-roofed shacks on a Kachin State riverbank, some 600 young men are undergoing primitive drug rehabilitation.
Burma tells the international community that $66 million in aid is helping communities in Arakan, but says restrictions imposed on Rohingyas are necessary for security.
Burma is expected to enact a law within days that gives more autonomy to the central bank, which is currently part of the Finance Ministry.
A column of steel reinforcing bars collapses at an under-construction overpass in Rangoon, where one of several infrastructure projects in the commercial capital is ongoing.
Armed police have been stationed at Rangoon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, Mandalay’s Maha Myat Muni Pagoda and at the historical temple complex of Bagan in central Burma.
The United Nations welcomes Burma’s decision to free dozens of child soldiers and calls for remaining children to be released from the country’s armed forces.
Two photographers embark on a Myanmar book project documenting the crumbling British colonial-era architecture for which Yangon is rightfully renowned.
Some facilities of Mae Tao Clinic, a charity for Burmese refugees in Thailand, could be affected by a disputed land sale, the clinic’s founder said.