The former Karen National Union chairman and general, who once fought alongside British troops in World War II’s Burma theater, passed away of natural causes.
It will be the first time in two decades that international experts assist in conserving the Buddhist temple complex.
A ceremony is held to commemorate the life of Salai Tin Maung Oo, who was hanged 38 years ago after leading protests against dictatorship.
Burma’s Interim Press Council calls for the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Special Branch police to drop their investigation into the financial records of local media.
There are fewer jade lots at a major gems emporium in Naypyidaw this year, but the government still expects to earn 2 billion euros.
Intense fighting between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) reportedly kills at least four government soldiers this week.
Experts say China is eager to reaffirm longstanding ties with Burma as the Burmese president prepares to meet with Xi Jinping in Beijing.
US Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell hosts an event celebrating his nation’s independence in Mandalay for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Lawmakers reduce punishments in the controversial Peaceful Assembly Act, but protesters are still required to apply for permission from authorities.
More than 130 ethnic Chin women participate in a protest against the Burmese military’s alleged use of rape as a weapon of war in Matupi Township.
Arakanese lawmakers said they were informed that Gen. Maung Maung Ohn will become the Arakan State chief minister, but they plan to resist the appointment.
As Thailand attempts to deport illegal migrants, Burmese workers, including those with proper documentation, report mistreatment by employers and the police.
A forum to promote medical equipment manufactured by French firms is held in Rangoon for the first time in 20 years.
After several delays, the NLD has finally set a firm date for its first nationwide youth congress, which will be held on July 5-6.
Burma’s Ministry of Culture says it will not force the relocation of locals living within three ancient cities recently listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Politicians speculate that President Thein Sein will make more changes to his cabinet after firing the religious affairs minister last week.
The illegal rosewood trade, which has decimated stocks and bred violence and corruption throughout the Mekong region, is now targeting Burmese tree species, researchers warn.
Money talks, as the head of a drug-tainted business empire gets to visit Canada, but a human rights activist is turned down on financial grounds.
Actress Angelina Jolie, who serves as a special envoy of the UNHCR, urges the international community not to forget about Burmese refugees living in Thailand.
Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig-Gen. Kyaw Kyaw Tun told reporters that he could not reveal the details of the case against the fired minister.