Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is named chairperson of a newly formed parliamentary committee to promote the rule of law.
Clashes between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims resume in Arakan State’s Kyauktaw Township despite the government calling the situation in western Burma “stable.”
The Karen National Union to hold third round of peace talks with the Burmese government to focus on a “code of conduct” for ceasefire troops.
Burma’s leading local banks are set to offer the Giro Billing Payment System and debit cards this month with credit cards planned by next year.
A leading Burmese activist group says the situation in Arakan State is not just a humanitarian concern, but also a matter of national security.
Indonesian President calls on Burma to quickly solve the deadly conflict between Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and called for international observers to review the situation.
Several news journals in Burma black out their front pages to highlight growing dissatisfaction with restrictions on press freedom.
Peace negotiators claim that birth certificates will soon be provided to the Thailand-born children of Burmese migrants after a meeting with Dr. Cynthia Maung at Mae Tao Clinic.
Nationwide ceasefires and achieving permanent peace are discussed during a meeting between Burmese President Thein Sein and leaders from 14 different political parties in Naypyidaw.
Burma’s newly assertive press corps rally Saturday against the suspension of two weekly magazines in a once unthinkable act of defiance against government censors.
UH human rights expert calls for an urgent independent investigation into recent bloody sectarian violence in Arakan State.
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Burmese Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham travels to northern Arakan State amid growing international criticism of the government’s handling of recent communal clashes there.
Vice Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of Burma’s armed forces, travels to India to meet with its defense minister and military commanders.
A man sentenced to death for allegedly carrying out a bombing during Burma’s Thingyan water festival in 2010 receives a presidential pardon.
A prominent US Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization calls on the governments of Burma and Bangladesh to protect the rights of Rohingyas.
The Burmese press forms a new committee to demand the reinstatement of two banned journals and threatens action if censorship is not abolished.
Signaling their belief that Burma’s reforms still have far to go, US lawmakers renew sanctions against the country for another year.
Two photographers have embarked on a Burmese book project documenting the crumbling British colonial-era architecture for which Rangoon is rightfully renowned.
A proposal to form a committee to investigate worker strikes is rejected by Burma’s Lower House of Parliament.