Although smartphones and computer shops have become common, phone stands and typists still make a living on the streets of Rangoon.
The government-affiliated MPC met with ethnic and opposition parties to discuss how a political dialogue, which would follow a nationwide ceasefire, could take shape.
Delegations from the Karen political group and its army have urged the president to stay in office for another term after the next election.
The National League for Democracy says more than 380,000 people in the former capital have joined the movement to amend Article 436.
Amid Meetings this week in Naypyidaw, the Burmese president’s spokesman expresses his pleasure at getting the chance to meet a Karen military leader.
Twenty-six species in Burma are among 367 new species that were discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2012-13, according to a new report.
Peace groups in Rangoon will hold a series of events over the weekend to commemorate three years of war in northern Burma’s Kachin State.
“The Monk” is selected as the opening feature for the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will be held in Prague from July 4-12.
Burmese activists who publicly campaigned against a controversial interfaith marriage bill say they are now receiving violent threats from anonymous phone callers.
The company, which hails from Qatar, an Islamic country, is set to launch mobile phone services in Burma before the end of September.
The recent appointment of Norway’s former ambassador to Burma to an executive position at Telenor Group has come under scrutiny in the Norwegian media.
“With the Dawn” will be screened for special guests and the press on June 25, but will not go on general release in Burma until October.
A spokesman for the Karen National Union says a delegation led by Mutu Say Poe is in the Burmese capital for regular talks.
Merchants with a stake in the off-the-books trade in Mae Sot say business has taken a hit since the Thai military staged a coup.
A meeting of Karen parties, armed groups and NGOs reiterated calls for a federal union, while offering support for the NLD’s constitutional reform campaign.
A Rangoon-based consumer advocacy group seeks to rid Burmese schools of snacks containing harmful chemicals and food additives.
Her constitutional reform roadshow is due to hit Sittwe, but it is not yet confirmed whether she will speak in the troubled Arakan State capital.
As students return to classes after the summer holiday in Burma, public schools are still understaffed and lack adequate supplies of textbooks.
Consumer products giant Unilever scrambles to remove advertising banners that prominently display the symbol of an extremist movement blamed for anti-Muslim attacks.
In the first formal complaint filed under JICA’s objection procedures, three residents list the negative effects of Japanese investment at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.