U.S. lawmakers say conditions in Burma turn for the worse and want Secretary of State to warn its government that could seriously damage bilateral relations.
The streets of Rangoon are abuzz as consumers queue up eagerly at shops offering long-awaited SIM cards from the Qatari telecoms firm Ooredoo.
Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin tells Parliament that Burma is working with China to resolve Shan communities’ complaints over the demarcation of the Burma-China border.
The Burmese president delivers his monthly radio address to the nation, calling for a central government plan for the troubled western region to be accepted.
A Shan village in Namkham Township, northern Shan State, was abandoned after the Burma Army interrogated villagers about the recent assassination of two military officers.
The New Light of Myanmar launches a weekly news supplement in Mon, Pa-O and Karen languages, but independent ethic media view the initiative with suspicion.
A total of 364 children and young people have now been discharged since Burma signed an agreement to end their use in the Tatmadaw.
An alliance of ethnic armed groups is scheduled to meet with government peace negotiator Aung Min in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina this weekend.
A proposal to change from the first-past-the-post system to proportional representation is opposed by the opposition National League for Democracy and ethnic minority parties.
The country’s minister for economic development predicts that the economic relationship with Burma will progress after elections in 2015
Burma’s Union Parliament passes a National Education Bill, bringing the nation’s derelict schooling system one step closer to an overhaul.
Out of 7,845 people who remain displaced after violence in the central Burma town in March last year, 220 households are set to be resettled.
The Union Election Commission faces criticism from Burma’s opposition political parties after it moved to tighten campaigning rules ahead of elections next year.
Ethnic armed groups plan to make troop repositioning and a code of conduct for armed units a priority in their negotiations with the government.
The group of veteran journalists requested a meeting with the president after a number of recent court cases brought against the media.
President Thein Sein nominates his spokesman and Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut as the replacement for Information Minister Aung Kyi, who resigned Wednesday.
Two Burmese Army officers are reportedly murdered in northern Shan State, where government troops have clashed in recent months with ethnic armed rebel groups.
Thai military orders a headcount in camps to prepare for repatriation, but refugees, NGOs and the UN are kept in the dark about the plans.
Members of ethnic rebel groups’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team say they are ready to take the results of their talks to other peace process stakeholders.
Burma’s ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, state television reports, in the country’s second cabinet reshuffle in two months.