The death toll in a ferry accident last week off western Burma rose to 61 as two more bodies were recovered Tuesday, state television reports.
The National League for Democracy expels over 20,000 temporary identification card holders from the party, purging noncitizens from its ranks in compliance with the law.
Student organizations and civil society education experts offer their views on Education Law reform during hearings held by the Upper House Bill Committee.
Local company Tala Mon will build a museum, accommodation, souvenir shops and a shopping mall at the site of the infamous WWII railway project.
The owner and two managers of a Rangoon bar are sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison with hard labor for insulting religion and disobeying orders.
An ethnic leader says if his delegation gets a “good compromise” with government negotiators, the group will agree to sign an elusive nationwide ceasefire accord.
Reporter Saw Yan Naing is awarded an Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship, allowing him the opportunity to study and gain journalism experience in the US.
The death toll in a ferry accident off Burma’s coast increases to 59 as the number of survivors rises to 167.
Burma’s central regions are once again feeling the burn from dangerously high ultraviolet radiation levels, with experts advising locals to take precautions in the sun.
Some of Burma’s older generation of activists, including democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, disagree with the tactics of students currently protesting education reform.
Monks take legal action against Burma’s Home Affairs minister, alleging his responsibility for a 2012 crackdown at the Letpadaung mine that injured over 100 monks.
Released detainees claim women arrested during a recent crackdown on student protests were administered mandatory pregnancy tests while in detention.
The Myanmar Journalist’s Network said 10 media organizations will participate in a temporary boycott of government press events following the crackdown on a student protest.
A Popular Journal reporter says he was beaten by three members of a group that assisted police in the dispersal of a Rangoon student demonstration.
A report into the killing of 35 members of the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front by its own leadership documents extensive torture and summary executions.
KIA leaders meet with President Thein Sein and the army in Naypyidaw in the rebel group’s first ceasefire meeting with the government in Burma’s capital.
Burma expresses “deep sorrow” for the deaths of five people across the border in China’s Yunnan province, who were reportedly killed by an errant airstrike.
China sends fighter jets to its border with Burma after it said a Burmese warplane dropped a bomb on Chinese territory, killing four people.
About 50 people are believed to have drowned when a Burmese ferry sinks in bad weather, though more people on the vessel may have died.
The party of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will contest the general election this year regardless of whether the Constitution is changed.