Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, celebrated Union Day in Rangoon, and a traditional Shan dance competition was held at the event.
President Thein Sein’s Union Day message says “a federal system” could help resolve Burma’s ethnic conflict, but fresh clashes in northern Burma overshadowed his message.
As a leadership election approaches, Lt-Gen Yawd Serk says he will stay on in the likely event that another candidate to lead the ethnic Shan rebel group does not emerge.
Amid arrests of reporters, international media advocacy groups say the failure to pass legislation protecting journalists risks undermining reforms.
A visit to Du Chee Yar Tan village, where dozens of Rohingyas were allegedly killed last month, reveals many remaining residents say their loved ones are missing.
A protest leader is charged under Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly Law for holding a demonstration involving more than 1,000 people in Magwe Division.
Khin San Yi, formerly a deputy minister for planning, is nominated for the role of minister of education, while women remain underrepresented in the government.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and the leaders of Burma’s 1988 student uprising say they will work together to have the 2008 Constitution amended in time for the 2015 elections.
Members of Burma’s ethnic minority groups are voicing concerns over a census due next month, with the survey’s classifications criticized as inaccurate and unnecessarily divisive.
A meeting, involving the recognized ethnic groups of western Burma’s strife-torn Arakan State, will discuss tensions in the state, as well as development.
Ethnic rebel sources say ethnic Wa rebels plan to send 30 fighters to China to receive pilot training, supposedly so they can operate helicopters.
A front-page mash-up of Burma President Thein Sein portrayed in traditional Burmese dancing garb and published in a local newspaper brings debate over ethical boundaries.
Former political prisoners help others who were also imprisoned under the military regime and are now dealing with depression and anxiety.
Lt Gen Yawd Serk, the departing chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State and leader of the Shan State Army-South, spoke to Shan gathered at Loi Tai Leng to celebrate Shan State National Day.
A select group of students from Burmese medical schools are starting a new program aimed at moving them beyond the classroom and into outpatient clinics.
An apparent assassination attempt on two Arakanese leaders in Malaysia may be related to current religious strife in Burma’s Arakan State, the targeted men acknowledge.
A new government commission will investigate the recent death of a policeman in Arakan State, but it is not clear if alleged deaths of Rohingya will be addressed
The Ministry of Labor advises Burmese workers seeking employment abroad to verify the credibility of overseas employment agencies before committing to overseas job offers.
Every five days, Inle Lake’s Nam Pan market draws area residents who gather to buy and sell everything from vegetables and traditional fabrics to haircuts.
Following high-level meetings in Naypyidaw, the US-based rights group praises President Thein Sein’s commitment to reform, but says the government is “divided.”