New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Burma’s reform process has been “important and progressive,” but added that the country’s undemocratic Constitution remains an issue.
Australian universities hope to draw more Burmese students to study in their country, with the land down under holding its first education exhibition in Burma.
Mandalay authorities shortened the night time curfew with one hour, ordering residents to stay indoors from 10 pm to 3 am.
The medical NGO was last week invited to return to Arakan State after it was expelled over alleged bias in favor of Rohingya Muslims.
Police officers were also injured when detainees faked a fight in order to escape from a police station in northern Shan State.
Burmese journalists reject President Thein Sein’s message to Parliament, in which he claims that “unethical” media share blame for the recurrent outbreaks of anti-Muslim violence.
The Burmese government mouthpiece will become a joint venture and transform into “a free and public centered media,” the information minister says.
The new UN human rights envoy for Burma makes her first visit to the country, where she toured troubled Arakan State.
Activists, researchers and environmentalists from Burma and Thailand meet to find a way to stop hydropower dams planned on Burma’s section of the Salween River.
The women’s rights activist Khin Khin Kyu wins the N-Peace Award for her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.
A court sentenced eight Chin rights activists to a US$30 fine for holding an unauthorized protest over an alleged rape attempt by a government soldier.
A Sagaing Division court imprisons another 47 farmers, raising the total number of detained farmers in Kantbalu Township to 65, with dozens more awaiting trial.
Beijing intends to push ahead in building a railway linking western Burma with China, but not without winning support from the Burmese government and people.
About 800 ethnic Palaung villagers in northern Shan State reportedly fled their homes to avoid recent clashes between the Burma Army and Palaung rebels.
Republican leader says Burmese gemstones will remain US sanctioned unless the Constitution’s Article 59 (f), banning Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency, is amended.
Members of the Muslim Rohingya community who relied on international aid groups for medical treatments say basic health care services have all but disappeared.
An interim report by a parliamentary committee discussing amendments to Burma’s controversial Constitution has failed to shed light on what changes the committee might propose.
Rangoon and Mandalay universities are increasingly wired to the outside academic world thanks to a program that is bringing wide-ranging access to scholarly literature.
The talks will start on Aug. 1, although the UN refugee agency says conditions in Burma are not yet right for organized repatriation.
Ethnic party MPs skipped a Lower House session to protest against discussions on a proposal to introduce a proportional representation electoral system in Burma.