The founder a Burmese political party dies in Rangoon, after battling an illness he developed as a political prisoner under the former regime.
Parliamentarians in a committee reviewing Burma’s Constitution have agreed to recommend changing a key clause that could pave the way for more wide-reaching charter reform.
President inspects the road connecting Rangoon, Naypyidaw and Mandalay and orders upgrade to the poorly built road.
Former Norwegian Ambassador to Burma Katja Nordgaard will join Telenor, a Norwegian firm that she helped to win a license to develop Burma’s telecom sector.
The UN agency’s Burma representative says the arrangement to secure a new base in the up market Golden Valley neighborhood was a “good deal.”
The SNLD says the government failed to respond to a complaint, lodged a week ago, about the arrest and alleged beating of a party member.
Letpadaung farmers will be allowed to sow crops on confiscated lands, after a dispute resulted in the kidnapping of two Chinese workers from the mine.
Participants in a ruling party demonstration against constitutional reforms, held in the Irrawaddy Delta this weekend, said they were fooled into joining the event.
Ethnic Gurkhas, who built a reputation as courageous fighters in the Burmese army, say they have been forgotten by the government, which denies them citizenship.
The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime says Burma continues to be a major source of methamphetamines that are smuggled around the region.
The Ministry of Education creates a website to inform the Burmese public and international community about efforts to overhaul the country’s public school system.
The United Nations Children’s Fund last year moved into the former capital’s leafy Golden Valley neighborhood, home to military officials and well-connected businessmen.
A local manager for Chinese company Wanbao says the firm did not give in to demands made by activists who want the Letpadaung mine closed.
A lawsuit by villagers in Dawei, alleging years of environmental damages as a result of mining activities in the area, is accepted by the court.
The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) released 21 villagers, including one teenager, after their families complained that they had been forcibly recruited.
The final group of marchers this weekend reached Myitsone, Kachin State, where a controversial Chinese-backed hydropower dam project is suspended.
Two Chinese nationals and a Burmese national are allegedly taken hostage by student activists and monks protesting against the controversial copper mine in northwest Burma.
Four police officers are killed and another wounded after a clash with an armed group along the Burma-Bangladesh border in Arakan State, local authorities say.
Aung San Suu Kyi challenges Burma’s government to amend the country’s Constitution by year’s end, at her second rally for change in as many days.
The Bank’s vice president for the East Asia and Pacific region met with high-level government officials and Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit.