An exodus of Arakanese Buddhists reflects a wider economic malaise in western Burma, where violence recently caused tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee.
Win Cho, a former political prisoner and renowned rights activist, is approved as an eligible candidate for upcoming municipal elections in Rangoon.
Donation ceremonies and church services have been held to commemorate the deaths of 23 ethnic army cadets in Kachin State last week.
Students will again take to the streets to protest the National Education Law, reiterating a request for a quadripartite meeting to discuss the controversial legislation.
Aung Zaw, founding editor of The Irrawaddy Magazine, receives the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York.
Political parties in Mandalay call on the government to end armed conflict in Burma’s ethnic regions and put more effort into the peace process.
A court on Koh Samui Island rejects a bail request by two Burmese migrant workers who are accused murdering a pair of British tourists.
During talks with Myanmar Peace Center officials, representatives of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team warn that peace negotiations could stall after recent Burma Army attacks.
Progress is slow on Burma’s commitments to advance the rights of women, but legislation due next year could make leaps to combat gender-based violence.
The military will provide security for visitors to the Manau festival in Myitkyina next January, despite past complaints and a recent escalation in tensions.
Burma’s Union Parliament passes an urgent proposal calling for a roundtable meeting between six high-level leaders about amending the Constitution.
The Upper House approves a proposal to adopt a Proportional Representation voting system for the election of its lawmakers, a decision opposed by the opposition.
Authorities in Rangoon’s Ahlone Township offer to construct a new road and ferry gate in order to help students access a school in the area.
The Irrawaddy Division government backs off plans to build a coal power plant, saying it will not move forward on the project without public approval.
Mun Awng has been blocked from entering Burma, dashing the singer’s hopes to perform his new album in the country he left 26 years ago.
The Burma Army discharges and releases 80 children and young people who had been recruited illegally as soldiers when they were younger than 18.
Preliminary research by a leading women’s rights network reveals some of the less conspicuous but equally traumatic brands of abuse that continue unabated.
Media representatives have met with the military for a second time to discuss a lack of access to information from the armed forces.
Burmese civil society groups urge ethnic peace negotiators to implement transitional justice as the country inches closer to a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Tensions continue to rise in Kachin State as the army fires more than a dozen mortar shells close to rebel positions and camps of internally displaced civilians.