Uncertainty over ownership of land could prevent an increase in investment in the country’s agricultural sector, according to a business ambassador from the United Kingdom.
Some $200 million in funding will go toward an ambitious plan to achieve universal health care in Burma by 2030.
Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann warns against being “too greedy” when seeking amendments to the Constitution, saying disagreements over the charter could cause “political instability.”
The United Nations’ human rights chief calls for an investigation into ‘credible reports’ that at least 48 Muslims were killed recently in Arakan State.
Leaders at a meeting of ethnic armed groups plan to sign to a nationwide ceasefire agreement so long as political dialogue begins immediately.
After making a number of changes, lawmakers approve a bill to govern procedures for a commission that handles reports of rights abuses in Burma.
The fifth user-generated ‘unconference’ known as BarCamp to be held in Burma is set to begin in Rangoon in early February.
The USDP chairman would support a Suu Kyi presidency but says changing a constitutional article barring her from the post is not his party’s focus.
The World Bank adds its voice to concerns about Burma’s surging inflation, saying price rises would likely have a greater impact on the poor.
Medical professionals in Burma have used a government report indicating a rise in sales of emergency contraceptive pills to highlight the health risks of the pharmaceuticals’ abuse.
Burma’s teachers say they are not being listened to as the government looks to revive the country’s education system after it was stifled under military rule.
A negligent homicide charge against Bauk Ja, a well-known ethnic Kachin land rights activist turned politician, is withdrawn by prosecutors in Kachin State.
The Burmese government is acknowledging just a fraction of more than 6,000 land-grab complaints filed with a parliamentary committee, lawmakers say.
A former child soldier under the protection the International Labor Organization has been sentenced to one year in prison for deserting his unit.
Controversial statements that the commander-in-chief reportedly made in November have shaken the confidence of ethnic leaders at a conference in Karen State.
Amid ongoing challenges to interfaith relations in Burma, leaders from a handful of faiths come together to discuss “the religious roots of social harmony.”
Ethnic armed groups debate the use of the word ‘revolution’ to describe them in an upcoming nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Burmese activists attempt to compile the first comprehensive list of political prisoners who were jailed from the military coup through the end of last year.
The Printers and Publishers Registration Bill has received criticism from journalists, who argue that it gives too much power to the Ministry of Information.
International Airlines have rushed to operate flights into and out of Burma as the country opens up.