After being released from prison as part of a mass presidential amnesty, two high-ranking military intelligence officials have been detained again, a presidential spokesman says.
For the second time since June, the body of a dead Burmese national will be repatriated from Malaysia, in case that highlights rising tensions.
Workers at a Mandalay biscuit factory want to file a lawsuit against the factory owner, who they accuse of breaching a labor condition agreement.
Government commutes death sentences of some convicts and slashes the jail terms of others, but it is unclear whether any political prisoners will be freed.
Campaigners and relatives gathered in Rangoon on Thursday to commemorate those who died in custody after being locked up by for opposing the former military regime.
A lawmaker said he expects the government to soon release dozens of former officers of the notorious Military Intelligence Service who were purged in 2004.
The Burmese president says he supports efforts to change the Constitution and remove restrictions that currently prevent Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president.
An investigation is under way and aid agencies are distributing supplies after fires at two separate refugee camps in Thailand destroyed 165 homes last week.
A former political prisoner walks into a small souvenir shop and meets the owner: a man once known in Burma as the Prince of Darkness.
With the launch of our weekly print journal in Burmese on Thursday, The Irrawaddy will reach out to a larger readership inside the country.
Wendy Law-Yone, one of Burma’s few novelists to write in English, is among the local and international authors to attend the second Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay.
The ruling USDP decides to put forth amendments to Burma’s controversial 2008 Constitution, including changes that would allow Aung San Suu Kyi to become president.
Students in the first undergraduate class in decades at Burma’s most famous university have been asked to sign pledges that put restrictions on their activities.
Five political prisoners are released and dozens more are expected to walk free in early January, but protesters called for their freedom sooner.
The Myanmar Human Rights Commission chairman expresses concern over Peaceful Assembly Law arrests, but says some rules on demonstration permits should remain unchanged.
Burma’s immigration minister tries to explain the upcoming national census to the leadership of the country’s numerous armed rebel groups.
Burma frees five prisoners and more are expected to be released as part of pledge by to free all political prisoners by the year’s end.
The National League for Democracy said it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if Burma’s Constitution barring her from running for president is not amended.
An organization providing informal schooling for children already out on the streets and working faces difficulties keeping kids in lessons.
Facebook is hugely popular in Burma and lately the social networking site is also increasingly used for social activism.