The opposition leader accepts the apology of the presidential spokesman, whose wife recently posted a Photoshopped image of her in Islamic garb.
Monks detained after a raid on their monastery are allowed to leave the notorious Insein Prison on bail, but they still face charges in court.
Disability rights NGOs plan to meet with Rangoon lawmakers and political parties in order to discuss how disabled children can gain better access to education.
President Thein Sein nominates Burma’s Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Soe Win to replace Hsan Hsint, who is under investigation.
A documentary about land confiscation in Burma wins two out of eight awards at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in Rangoon.
The Karen National Union will ignore government orders to disband its police force, which collects taxes and operating checkpoints in Karen State and Tenasserim Division.
Dr Myint Myint Khin, who is famous for her writings on health and education in Burma, has died on Thursday in Rangoon. She was 91 years old.
Senior officials say construction of one hydropower dam on the Salween River and two on tributaries of the Irrawaddy River is ongoing.
Thein Sein fires the religious affairs minister and says the chief minister of restive Arakan State has also been allowed to resign.
Buddhist monks are urging the release of five fellow clergymen who have been detained since June 10 and charged with committing offenses to religion.
Government peace negotiators have told Shan leaders that once-outlawed ethnic armed groups would be delisted as “unlawful associations” after signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Thein Sein appoints two presidential advisors for religious affairs, while the country’s religious affairs minister is reportedly being investigated for corruption.
Police have tightened security in Homalin, Sagaing Division, after eight detainees—two of whom remain at large—escaped from the local police station’s holding facility.
British migrant rights activist Andy Hall was briefly detained and released on bail, and had his passport confiscated during a trial hearing in Thailand.
The Thai junta’s ongoing crackdown on foreign laborers has some Burmese living in fear as authorities conduct workplace inspections and detain illegal migrant workers.
The opposition leader enjoys cake in Naypyidaw with fellow lawmakers and urges her supporters to continue standing by her side during the country’s political transition.
A deputy minister for mines tells Parliament that the government has yet to approve a controversial nickel mine in Chin State.
A campaign to isolate Muslims living under apartheid-like conditions is gathering steam in western Burma, driven by Buddhist activists emboldened by the country’s democratic transition.
A project to educate Burma’s students about the environment and teach them ways to reduce their individual carbon footprints is launched in Mandalay.
A three-day meeting in Mae Sot, Thailand, involves discussions on the future repatriation of Burmese refugees who have lived for decades on the Thai-Burma border.