Burma’s president calls on lawmakers to consider a bill to restrict interfaith marriage, but the speaker of Parliament refuses until relevant government bodies get involved.
A Burmese woman was among the 10 workers, most of them migrants, killed during a collapse at a Bangkok construction site of Italian-Thai Development Company.
A UN agency has called for the release of Lahpai Gam, who was allegedly tortured and forced to confess to a connection to Kachin rebels.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for dialogue with Sittwe residents protesting the medical aid group’s presence in Arakan State as demonstrations against the NGO continue.
Data collection will begin two weeks early in ethnic Wa territory of eastern Burma, according to the United Wa State Army (UWSA).
Burma’s biggest opposition party, the National League for Democracy, says it will hold its first nationwide youth congress in late April.
Historians voice concerns over the government’s proposals for U Bein Bridge, a heavily trafficked route in Mandalay whose pillars are rotting.
Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights says it has obtained leaked government documents that outline discriminatory policies to control the Rohingya population in Burma.
The Parliament Committee on National Race Affairs and Internal Peacemaking calls on President Thein Sein’s government to let lawmakers participate in the ongoing peace process.
A spokesman for the Shan State Army says government and militia troops surrounded a rebel soldiers who set up a camp while traveling in southern Shan State.
An American official reportedly says the US will expand defense ties with Burma and would consider resuming arms sales if Burma’s human rights record improves.
The Burmese President’s Office has nominated 15 people to sit on a new committee to investigate corruption, including a number of former Burma Army officials.
The controversial Buddhist monk U Wirathu advises the opposition National League for Democracy to refrain from pushing the presidential candidacy of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The UN Population Fund, which is offering technical assistance on Burma’s first census in 30 years, responds to criticism about the timing of data collection.
As UN third country resettlement programs wind down, tens of thousands Burmese refugees in Thailand are unsure about whether to return home or stay.
Opposition politicians and activists criticize a proposal to reduce the punishment for carrying out an unauthorized protest to 6 months imprisonment.
A migrant workers’ group has called for action by the Thai and Burmese governments to address the legal plight of Burmese migrant laborers in Thailand.
Archeologists oppose plans to develop an outdoor park near the remains of an 18th century town and a Thai king’s tomb.
Two decades of “peace” in Hpakant have reduced the center of Myanmar’s jade industry to an environmental and social disaster area.
The ethnic armed groups’ leaders are not yet ready to hold official talks in Hpa-an, and say the Burma government needs to drops some of its demands.