The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army has used the weekend’s Karen New Year celebration to showcase a gesture towards the unification of local ethnic armed groups.
Illegal trade in Tigers and other wild cat parts from Burma into China grows in Mong La, while the trade into Thailand through Tachilek falls.
The Thai Embassy in Rangoon lifts restrictions on the number of visa applications it processes daily, but the new system has drastically increased waiting times.
An ethnic-language newspaper shut down by the Chin State government earlier this year resumes publication, while another newspaper is shuttered for a second time.
Ten people were sentenced on Wednesday for their role in deadly riots between Buddhists and Muslims in Thandwe, Arakan State, late last year.
The Myanmar Teachers’ Federation says Education Ministry plans to form student and teacher unions violates freedom of association principles and Burma’s own draft labor law.
Rangoon will host a second international literary festival next month, with 200 locals and up to 15 international writers slated to participate.
Candidates in next Saturday’s election say that the YCDC has failed to enforce a signage ban and eligible voters have been left off the rolls.
Philip Blackwood and two Burmese nationals, arrested last week after distributing materials considered an insult to religion, was were arraigned at a Rangoon court on Thursday.
Thai NGOs supporting migrants call on Thailand to reform its social security system so that registered migrant workers can better access social benefits.
A team formed by the Burmese government to investigate the Koh Tao double murder case says it is confident that the accused men are innocent.
Activists accuse the government of sending “contradictory” messages for exiles wishing to return to Burma by ostensibly encouraging repatriation while simultaneously hindering that process.
Rangoon police say they cannot launch an investigation into attacks by thugs sent by a construction company to drive poor families in Hlaing Tharyar Township away.
Burma has one of the world’s worst records for jailing journalists during the past year, according to an annual prison census by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Thein Sein has been urged to help end the prosecution of Shayam Brang Shawng, who alleged that the Burma Army killed his daughter in 2012.
Politicians slam Union Election Commission chairman Tin Aye for comments he made this week signaling the possibility of another military coup if “instability” threatens Burma.
Htin Lin Oo has been taken into custody for offending religious sentiment, while outside the courtroom journalists have reported intimidation by nationalist monk demonstrators.
As winter approaches in northern Burma’s Kachin State, some 27,500 internally displaced persons are without assistance such as blankets and clothes, the United Nations said
Representatives of independent media will reportedly be allowed to join a press corps that could access the Presidential Palace and high-level public events.
Survey finds 62 percent of the public are positive about the direction Burma is heading in; 77 percent believe democratic elections will bring positive change.