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.
Humanitarian agencies operating say intimidation from Buddhists has hampered efforts to deliver aid, with hostilities increasing after a Buddhist woman died last week.
An Arakan court sentenced 68 Rohingyas to lengthy prison terms for their roles in last year’s inter-communal violence. Local Muslims claim the trials were unfair.
Activists in Rangoon plan to again take to the streets with candles to protest a proposed electricity rate hike of as much as 100 percent.
Burma may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfill a promise to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year.
Burma suspended the project in 2011 but a Chinese firm wants to push it forward and continues to keep staff members at the site.
One of the suspected militants who plotted to attack the Burma Embassy in Jakarta goes faces terrorism charges that could result in a death sentence.
An American photographer depicts the plight of Rohingya Muslims, who were forced to flee their homes in Arakan State after deadly sectarian violence last summer.
Ethnic armed groups and government negotiators agree to work toward a national ceasefire agreement, but their viewpoints still differ widely.
At least 150 protesters ask for permission to visit a historic Buddhist pagoda that was allegedly damaged by a blast at the copper mine project.
The publisher of a travelogue detailing four Burmese nationals’ Mount Everest trek hopes to make their tale the first e-book published in the Burmese script.
The family of a 14-year-old boy says Irrawaddy Division police tortured him so badly that he has been unable to walk since his release.