Nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu plans to hold a large monks’ conference in Mandalay next week, where he will again propose restrictions on interfaith marriage.
Officials from both countries held discussions to resolve outstanding differences over demarcation of the border that separates India’s Manipur State and western Burma’s Sagaing Division.
Hong Kong recruitment agencies promote a proposed scheme to allow Burmese citizens to work as domestic helpers in the Chinese special administrative region.
President Thein Sein wants to increase government salaries and pensions with about US $20, marking the third time that he has raised salaries since 2011.
Burmese nationals in Thailand should take precautions to safeguard their personal security due to political tensions in the neighboring country, Burma’s Embassy in Bangkok warns.
A recently forged alliance that includes several ethnic political parties says it will focus efforts on national development rather than wade into Burma’s power politics.
Aung San Suu Kyi plans to complain after hearing accusations that the Chin State government forbade government staff members and students from attending her speech.
Migrant laborers working in a shipyard in Miri, Borneo, are being repatriated this week after they became embroiled in a fight with their Indonesian colleagues.
A soldier is accused of raping the girl in Mon State while her parents were away, in the latest allegation of sexual abuse by the armed forces.
Hundreds of journalists march through Rangoon to protest the first sentencing of a local reporter to prison since a reformist government came to power.
The New Light of Myanmar, Burma’s English-language government newspaper, will relaunch as a broadsheet within the next two to three months, its chief editor said.
An Indonesian court sentences Achmad Taufik to seven years in prison over his role in a failed plot to bomb Burma’s embassy in Jakarta.
Japan, with the help of influential Japanese charity the Nippon Foundation, will spend $96 million on improving living standards in Burma’s war-torn ethnic areas.
KNU leaders tell President Thein Sein that multiple promises made by the government are not being kept amid Naypyidaw’s push for peace in Burma.
Burma’s Food and Drug Administration lacks the resources necessary to adequately inspect foods in a market that consumer advocates say is flooded with dicey offerings.
The opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate begins her first trip in a decade to Burma’s poorest state to promote constitutional amendments.
A network of educational organizations criticizes a proposed government overhaul of Burma’s education system, saying that a draft education policy fails to include their recommendations.
The government is urged to play a greater role in Burma’s red-hot tourism industry as foreign arrivals look likely to far exceed the expected total.
The Burmese opposition leader calls on the military to back efforts to amend the 2008 charter, which currently bars her from the presidency.
Ashley South from the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative says the government is putting too much emphasis on economic development in the peace process.