The National League for Democracy and ethnic parties want to be able to campaign for 60 days rather than only 30 in upcoming elections.
The local government in Arakan State’s Myebon Township begins examining citizenship applications of residents self-identifying as “Bengalis” under a controversial pilot program for Rohingya Muslims.
The Yangon Heritage Trust will conduct a survey among residents of historic buildings in downtown Rangoon to determine how they could benefit from heritage conservation.
Burmese business tycoon Tay Za will donate US$1 million to help establish a journalism foundation in the county’s fledgling media market.
The US secretary of state arrives in Naypyidaw on Saturday amid calls for the Obama administration to take a tough stance with Burmese officials.
Heavy downpours cause severe flooding in Pegu and Mon states, where hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes and roads were inundated.
Burma’s main opposition party and democracy activists urge Parliament to seriously consider the millions of signatories to a petition calling for constitutional change.
A Shan State minister orders gold-mining firms in Shan State’s Tachileik Township to suspend operations and compensate local farmers affected by waste produced by mining.
A former Burmese dissident with an American passport says he was deported by Magwe Division authorities because he violated his visa conditions by teaching English.
A recent outbreak of the virus has killed more than 800 people in West Africa, putting authorities worldwide on high alert.
A parliamentary commission is currently considering a proposal to use the proportional representation system, or PR, in the country’s landmark 2015 elections.
Japanese officials and donor organizations meet with government advisors and Karen rebels to discuss the possible implementation of Japanese-funded development projects in rebel-controlled areas.
More people are coming back to clinics with influenza twice or more during this rainy season, and medics are unable to explain why.
International human rights group calls for release of Rohingya activist Kyaw Hla Aung, as a court extends his pre-trial detention after 13 months in prison.
The Muslim Social Welfare Group in Mandalay offers meals and robes to 50 Buddhist monks at Ma Soe Yein Monastery to promote harmonious communal relations.
Hundreds of farmers have been hit with charges for returning to land confiscated by the Burmese military and plowing it.
A Rangoon court accepts criminal charges against five journalists, editors and publishers of the Bi Mon Te Nay journal, but acquits one editor.
Ethnic armed groups and the Burmese government’s peace delegation discuss who will qualify to sign a long-sought nationwide ceasefire agreement.
President Thein Sein tells the Myanmar Interim Press Council that he will support the media sector and that the council could mediate in legal disputes.
The US’ top diplomat will be in Naypyidaw for regional meetings and has been urged to take a strong line on “deterioration” in Burma.