Republican leader says Burmese gemstones will remain US sanctioned unless the Constitution’s Article 59 (f), banning Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency, is amended.
Members of the Muslim Rohingya community who relied on international aid groups for medical treatments say basic health care services have all but disappeared.
An interim report by a parliamentary committee discussing amendments to Burma’s controversial Constitution has failed to shed light on what changes the committee might propose.
Rangoon and Mandalay universities are increasingly wired to the outside academic world thanks to a program that is bringing wide-ranging access to scholarly literature.
The talks will start on Aug. 1, although the UN refugee agency says conditions in Burma are not yet right for organized repatriation.
Ethnic party MPs skipped a Lower House session to protest against discussions on a proposal to introduce a proportional representation electoral system in Burma.
The Arakan State government and Burma’s Ministry of Health encourage international humanitarian organizations—including the previously maligned Medecins Sans Frontieres—to work in the state.
Representatives from Burma’s Wa and Mengla minority groups were invited but are not attending a conference of ethnic armed groups this week in Kachin State.
Following the addition of three ancient cities to the Unesco World Heritage list, the government wants to makes sure construction does not damage the sites.
Yanghee Lee, the new UN human rights rapporteur on Burma, met with Mandalay officials and community leaders to discuss the recent outbreak of anti-Muslim violence.
Anyone who signed deals with Steven Law during his visit to Canada last month did not break Canadian laws, according to Burma’s honorary consul there.
Three editors from the Myanmar Herald weekly are taken in to answer questions, just as the parliamentary speaker intervenes over recent curbs on media freedom.
Burma’s transition to democracy, peace and justice is held back by old patterns of rights abuses and repression, warns the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Former Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint, who is being prosecuted for alleged misappropriation of his ministry’s funds, finds himself facing a sedition charge as well.
Bi Mon Te Nay journal is accused of defaming the government over a report quoting a statement from activist group Movement for Democracy Current Force.
Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo, current the chief of staff (army), is reported to be well-regarded by Burma’s former dictator Snr-Gen Than Shwe.
A Southeast Asian press watchdog raises concerns after Thailand hands over two Burmese media professionals to Burmese authorities for prosecution.
The National League for Democracy calls for changes to recently issued campaigning rules, saying they may not allow for free and fair elections in 2015.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of Burma’s Parliament.
Five people were killed after a landslide hit a camp for displaced Kachin civilians near Laiza, Kachin State, on Tuesday, following days of heavy rain.