Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was stopped by hundreds of protestors Thursday and forced to defend a controversial inquiry into a copper mine.
A spokesperson for the UN secretary general says the world body is concerned by reports that Burma’s military took advantage of recent UN aid convoys.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told communities in northwestern Burma to stop opposing a Chinese-backed mine. Many villagers were disappointed and would continue protesting.
Activists call for March 13 to be recognized as Burma’s official Human Rights Day in honor of the first martyrs of the 1988 uprising.
The Chinese mining company behind the controversial Letpadaung copper mine welcomes a parliamentary commission report that advises going ahead with the project despite ongoing opposition.
The media representatives said a law under consideration by the Burmese Parliament would create a new system of censorship and called for consultations.
The USDP Lower House MP for Buthidaung Township in northern Arakan State warns that communal violence could break out again at any time.
An anti-addiction NGO in Rangoon says it has been forced to cut over half its rehabilitation and campaign activities as international funding has dried up.
Activists and victims of a crackdown on a protest against a copper mine reject a parliamentary inquiry into the incident. They say protests will continue.
The activists have refused food offered to them by the military, which has said the way ahead is too perilous for the group to continue.
Land disputes and a history of false promises mean ethnic Karen leaders are questioning the government’s sincerity when it talks of a “permanent peace.”
At talks in the Chinese border town of Ruili, negotiators for the Burmese government and Kachin rebels discuss the need to demarcate their respective territories.
The findings are likely to disappoint opponents of the project, who said burns were caused by incendiary devices and ‘fire balls’.
A court rejects an attempt by Sagaing Division villagers to sue Burma’s President Thein Sein for his alleged role in a November crackdown on protestors.
Burma is tipped as the next big tourism attraction, but our reporter finds ethnic areas need to play catch up with reforms.
Exiled leader Sam Rainsy says Burma provides a positive example for his country’s political reform process.
A 15-year-old girl who says her former employer repeatedly raped her has been released on bail after her alleged assailant’s wife accused her of theft.
The military regime stands accused of having used forced labour, suppressing ethnic minorities and killings and torture by its troops and police.
Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, who made a highly publicized trip to North Korea in January, is expected to travel to Burma later this month.
At the National League for Democracy’s first congress, Aung San Suu Kyi urged members to choose leaders who could best serve Burma and its people.