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Burma Falls Short on Key Reform Pledges

US President Barack Obama’s visit to Burma in 2012 was a celebration of the nation’s shift from military rule, but optimism fades as Obama returns.

Police Search for ‘Terrorist’ Rohingya Suspects in Mon, Pegu States

Burmese police say they put security measures in place and search for four Rohingya Muslim “terrorists,” but there are few indications of a threat.

Ethnic Leaders Meet Burma Govt Ahead of Regional Summits

Leaders from some of Burma’s ethnic armed groups meet with government officials in Naypyidaw ahead of major regional summits in the capital this week.

Access Limited for Journalists at Asean Summit

The number of journalists attending the 25th Asean Summit in Naypyidaw reaches a record high as access hits an all-time low.

NLD not behind Aung Thaung sanctions: Suu Kyi

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied that her political party influenced the decision of the US Treasury to blacklist Aung Thaung.

North Korea delegates won’t attend ASEAN Summit

Unlike other regular regional observers, North Korean representatives will not be attending the 25th Asean Summit in Naypyidaw this week.

Probe Into Slain Journalist’s Death Ongoing

An investigation into the killing of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing continues, with the findings to be submitted to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission.

‘Permanent’ Residence for Former Citizens, Foreigners to Start Next Month

A five-year residency application will be introduced for foreigners and Burmese exiles, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Immigration and Population.

Taunggyi Balloon Festival Deaths Rise to 4

Death toll of the Taunggyi balloon festival rises to four, after an injured man dies of his wounds and a falling balloon kills a child.

Protesters Allege Corruption of Judge in Irrawaddy Division

More than 200 locals stage a demonstration in front of the local courthouse against the rulings of a judge in Pantanaw Township, Irrawaddy Division.

Govt, Environmentalists Discuss Marine Protection Area for Mergui Archipelago

Flora and Fauna International met with several government ministries and Tenasserim Division authorities to discuss the creation of a Marine Protected Area in Mergui Archipelago.

Suu Kyi Talks Election, Amendments at Karenni State Rally

Aung San Suu Kyi has told a 10,000 strong crowd that her party will fight the military veto on constitutional amendments.

Vietnamese Class

The Vietnam Kitchen serves up fresh, traditional Vietnamese fare in a sophisticated setting for just the right price.

Slain Reporter Laid to Rest in Rangoon

The body of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, who was killed by the Burma Army last month, is brought to Rangoon and laid to rest.

YCDC Approves Nearly 300 Candidates for Municipal Elections

The Yangon City Development Committee election commission officially approves 291 candidates for the YCDC municipal elections next month in Burma’s biggest city.

US Pressure Urged Over Jailed Journalists in Burma

While Burma’s media have more freedom than in decades, the powerful military is still “untouchable” and the country’s journalists are increasingly targeted, an activist says.

Trio of Burma Govt Leaders Guilty of War Crimes: Report

Burma’s home affairs minister is one of three generals who could be prosecuted for war crimes under the previous military regime, a report finds.

Repatriation Thwarted By Militarization in Eastern Burma:Report

Militarization hinders return and resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees around the Thai-Burma border, according to The Border Consortium.

Migrant Rights Activist Temporarily Detained in Airport

Prominent migrant rights activist Kyaw Thaung was briefly detained by immigration authorities in Rangoon for reasons that remain unclear.

China Premier Won’t Meet Suu Kyi During Burma Visit, Will Offer Aid

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will not meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during next week’s visit, but will announce an aid package and deals.