The suspension period for five construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda has been extended, as the Myanmar Investment Commission considers recommendations to reduce planned building heights.
A new report highlights the intersection between agribusiness concessions and the logging of high-value timber in regions of rich biodiversity in southeast and northern Burma.
Kachin rebels will observe a nationwide ceasefire meeting between Naypyidaw and ethnic armed groups, while they expect to hold a bilateral meeting with the government.
Seventeen student demonstrators arrested during a recent crackdown in Letpadan are released from Tharyarwaddy Prison on the condition that they abstain from future unpermitted protests.
Student protestors caught up the police crackdown at Letpadan deny state media allegations that demonstrators started the violence, and say police used excessive force.
Information Minister Ye Htut defends the police crackdown on protesting students and says students are responsible for the incident because they took to the streets.
Several detained students’ parents head to Thayawaddy Prison after the government announces that their children, arrested in a brutal police crackdown Tuesday, will be released.
Burma’s Ministry of Home Affairs announces that those behind violent clashes at a protest site in Letpadan will be identified and punished.
Opposition lawmakers criticize the actions of the Burmese police force during the crackdown on a student protest in Letpadan, saying they used excessive force.
One target of scrutiny following recent crackdowns on peaceful protestors is the European Union, which is training the Myanmar Police Force on crowd control techniques.
Burmese media freedom organizations condemn police actions during the crackdown on student protests at Letpadan, Pegu Division, which involved the beating and detention of journalists.
President Thein Sein has ordered a commission to investigate a Mar. 5 attack on student protesters in Rangoon dispersed with the aid of plainclothes men.
The international community is “deeply concerned” by a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters that saw demonstrators arrested and many injured by baton-wielding police.
Jubilation in the morning gradually gave way to fear and anger by the afternoon, as police violently dispersed a weeklong student protest in Letpadan.
In September, government and Parliament passed an Education Law opposed by students and independent experts, a move that led to Tuesday’s crackdown on student protestors.
Refugees sheltering on the Sino-Burmese border after fleeing fighting in northeast Burma’s Kokang Special Region are facing a shortage of humanitarian support.
Demonstrators in Rangoon are violently dispersed by police, just minutes after setting out from Hledan junction for the heart of downtown.
The Burma Army is accused of perpetrating human rights abuses in northern Shan State, where fighting has flared between the government and ethnic Kokang rebels.
The Irrawaddy has spoken to a staff photographer at Letpadan, where police have violently dispersed a student protest at the local monastery on Tuesday afternoon.
China expresses anger after fighting between Burma Army soldiers and rebels unleashed a stray shell that flattened a house in its territory.