Born 107 years ago on Monday, ethnic Karen General Smith Dun has been written out of Burmese military history.
Burma’s planned opening of border offices that could provide temporary passports to hundreds of thousands of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand is being postponed.
US experts are raising the alarm over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in Burma and several Southeast Asian countries.
International donors are hoping that improved rice farming techniques will lift farmers out of poverty, but many challenges remain.
The government will conduct a public opinion survey on a proposed rate hike for electricity consumers in Burma, with results to be reported to Parliament.
The Rangoon Division lawmakers are urging the central government to reestablish the notorious National Investigation Bureau for National Security.
Demonstrators say the alliance of Islamic nations should keep out of the issue of violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
The health of Maung Aye, the second-in-command of Burma’s former military junta, is reportedly deteriorating, with the retired general now wheelchair-bound, sources say.
Security in Naypyidaw is tightened ahead of the Southeast Asian Games, following a bombing campaign last month that unnerved many in Burma and abroad.
Hundreds of families attended the 58th Karen State Day, a holiday marked by the state government, which organized a fair and a traditional dance competition.
A cosmic dance of life and death unfolds at a Hindu temple in the heart of Yangon.
Burma’s opium and methamphetamine production continues to rise, and increasing amounts of the illicit drugs are being smuggled to the rest of Asia, the UN says.
Moe Set Wine, Burma’s first contestant at the international pageant in half a century, impresses public voters and the judges in Moscow.
Burma’s police are receiving training from the European Union, which is providing the Southeast Asian nation’s law enforcement personnel with instruction on crowd control tactics.
After Auditor General publishes details of US$1.1 billion of debts, Parliament demands answers from government ministries.
Police are said to extort protection money from women selling sex, and even arrest them to bolster crime solving rates.
Rangoon police charge four activists with staging an illegal demonstration after they organize a protest against plans to increase electricity prices in Burma’s commercial capital.
UNICEF calls on Naypyidaw to drastically increase government spending on education and health care, and says revenues from Burma’s rich natural resources could fund these plans.
The UN agency for refugees calls for action by the Burma government after a boat of Rohingya Muslims capsizes off the coast of Arakan State.
Residents of Tenessarim Division’s Kawthaung town complain that air pollution caused by a coal plant constructed last year is affecting the health of dozens of people.