The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted Aung Thaung, a hard-line lawmaker of Burma’s ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.
Dozens of representatives of farmers’ organizations and NGOs discussed the government’s draft land use policy this week and say they are concerned about the plan.
The Karen National Union opens the door to the possibility that a much-debated unified fighting force of ethnic Karen rebels could come by 2015.
Burmese democracy activist Htin Kyaw, already sentenced to more than 11 years in jail, is handed two more years for “public mischief.”
The first-ever meeting among Burma’s political heavyweights fails to achieve a major breakthrough at a time when concerns mount that the country’s reforms have stalled.
A Rangoon-based legal network announces that it will sue the city’s chief minister over the privatization of a landmark colonial-era building owned by the government.
Activists in Mandalay and Prome say they are facing charges for organizing unauthorized protests calling for an inquiry into the killing of a journalist.
The case of a journalist killed by the Burma Army is a stark reminder of another unsolved mystery: the disappearance of Sumlut Roi Ja.
Millions of Burmese farmers risk losing land under proposals to regulate land use which focus on investment rather than on people’s livelihoods, a study says.
President Thein Sein orders the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killing of local journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burma Army.
US President Barack Obama speaks to Burma’s President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi in separate telephone calls ahead of an unprecedented Naypyidaw meeting.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Karenni State next week to hold a rally calling for reforms to the Constitution.
A groundbreaking film about the life of Burma’s national hero, Gen. Aung San, is delayed due to a funding shortfall.
After freeing more than a thousand political prisoners since 2011, Burma’s government claims there are no more prisoners, but activists say dozens are being detained.
The US and British embassies call on the Burmese government to launch a transparent investigation into the recent killing of a journalist by the army.
Ruling party lawmakers support the introduction of a proportional representation voting system for Burma’s central regions, a proposal that Aung San Suu Kyi’s party rejects.
A Buddhist nationalist lobby group plans nationwide rallies in support of a controversial bill that some say would outlaw interfaith marriage in Burma.
The first-ever meeting among Burma’s top government officials, major political parties and ethnic alliances is scheduled, with the country’s political deadlock expected on the agenda.
The Karen National Union announces postponement of a proposal to unify Karen armed forces and an extended leave from the United Nationalities Federal Council.
Local farmers in Labutta Township, Irrawaddy Division, face hardship after their rice paddies are flooded by saltwater, wiping out several farmers’ entire harvests.