A team formed by the Burmese government to investigate the Koh Tao double murder case says it is confident that the accused men are innocent.
Activists accuse the government of sending “contradictory” messages for exiles wishing to return to Burma by ostensibly encouraging repatriation while simultaneously hindering that process.
Rangoon police say they cannot launch an investigation into attacks by thugs sent by a construction company to drive poor families in Hlaing Tharyar Township away.
Burma has one of the world’s worst records for jailing journalists during the past year, according to an annual prison census by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Thein Sein has been urged to help end the prosecution of Shayam Brang Shawng, who alleged that the Burma Army killed his daughter in 2012.
Politicians slam Union Election Commission chairman Tin Aye for comments he made this week signaling the possibility of another military coup if “instability” threatens Burma.
Htin Lin Oo has been taken into custody for offending religious sentiment, while outside the courtroom journalists have reported intimidation by nationalist monk demonstrators.
As winter approaches in northern Burma’s Kachin State, some 27,500 internally displaced persons are without assistance such as blankets and clothes, the United Nations said
Representatives of independent media will reportedly be allowed to join a press corps that could access the Presidential Palace and high-level public events.
Survey finds 62 percent of the public are positive about the direction Burma is heading in; 77 percent believe democratic elections will bring positive change.
A group of 52 Burmese citizens has returned to the country, five months after they were convicted of breaking Malaysia’s immigration laws in Kuala Lumpur.
Members of a committee formed last year to assess the cases of political prisoners have complained of a lack of government cooperation.
Drug-resistant malaria has been spreading in Burma, threatening to become the next big global health emergency if it marches on to India and Africa.
Ethnic armed groups agree to meet with Minister Aung Min next week to discuss the stalled ceasefire process and a recent, deadly Burma Army attack.
An informal but potentially symbolic agreement is putting government signage in the ethnic Mon language for the first time, prompting resistance from some quarters.
Mon State awards a company a contract to develop a museum and tourist facilities at the site of the World War II-era Death Railway.
A group of former world leaders and rights advocates has met with the Women’s League of Burma to discuss issues arising from continued ethnic conflict.
Conflict between government troops and armed rebels left at least seven Burmese soldiers dead and another 20 injured in eastern Burma, state media reports.
An Air KBZ flight to Kengtung was forced to return to Rangoon Airport on Sunday after hitting a flock of birds shortly after takeoff.
Gem traders in Mandalay gear up in opposition to a government plan to relocate Burma’s biggest jade and gem market.