Thai Police in Chiang Mai Arrest 200 Burmese Migrant Workers

Authorities in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, have begun a crackdown on Burmese migrant workers and have detained more than 200 since last week.

At Rangoon Mosque, Buddhist Monks Accept Alms and Discuss Tolerance

At a mosque in Burma’s biggest city, an interfaith group offers Buddhist monks a meal and a chance to talk with Muslim leaders.

Tensions Escalate Between UWSA and Govt Troops

Tensions mount between government troops and Wa rebels from Burma’s largest ethnic armed group, with both sides said to be ‘preparing for war.’

Deputy Minister Ye Htut in the Hot Seat Over Defamatory Anonymous Blog

An investigation into a high-profile blogger has cast a shadow over Burma’s Ministry of Information, with revelations of a secret program aimed at discrediting dissidents.

Military representatives in Parliament are scolded by a legislative leader after they failed to contribute to debate over a telecommunications bill currently under deliberation.

Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann questions President Thein Sein’s handling of the peace negotiations and calls for direct involvement of Parliament in the talks.

With many of Burma’s older cars being scrapped and replaced with more complex machinery, a generation of undertrained mechanics is fading.

Burma’s President Thein Sein is unable to control the armed forces, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) says following talks with the government.

Exploration for oil and gas off Burma’s coast will not immediately solve the country’s energy crisis and could embroil investors in escalating sectarian violence.

The United States imposes sanctions a Burmese general who it says violated a UN Security Council ban on buying military goods from North Korea.

Burma’s health care providers do not yet have the capacity to follow new global HIV guidelines recommending earlier treatment of the disease.

Many UN agencies are moving offices as their lease at two luxury hotels where they have been located in recent years is due to end.

More than a dozen would-be students are being prevented from re-enrolling at Rangoon University because they served as political prisoners.

President Thein Sein accuses Time magazine of creating misconceptions about Buddhism, a religion practiced by the majority of Burma’s 60 million people.

Government forces have stabilized the situation in Thandwe town, Arakan State, after an outbreak of anti-Muslim violence destroyed four homes on Sunday, an official says.

More than 100 million baht is earmarked to restore the tomb of a former Siamese king and build a cultural village near Mandalay.

Advocates of the controversial bill to restrict marriages between Buddhists and Muslims say they collected 5,000 signatures in Mandalay alone over the weekend.

Security is tightened in the wake of an explosion in Pyin Oo Lwin that injured three people on Sunday in the Mandalay Division garrison town.

Rioters torch two houses in a coastal town over the weekend, but a resident said security forces had restored order on Monday.

Malaysia urges Burma to take stronger action to prevent persecution of Muslims and bring the perpetrators to justice.