Burma ranks near the top of a list gauging global generosity, with the Southeast Asian country’s deeply karmic mindset a likely motivator for its benevolence.
Civil society groups say efforts to educate Burma’s citizens about an international transparency standard governing natural resource extraction are being hampered by local government officials.
The divisional parliament rejects a bill that would require the divisional government to open nursing homes for the elderly in Burma’s biggest city.
Speaking to supporters in Pegu Division, Burma’s opposition leader warns of the reputational damage of participating in elections that are not fair.
A close match finished 1-1 on Saturday night, leaving both teams still likely to progress to the later stages of the men’s football competition.
Japan and Burma sign an investment treaty to nurture closer business ties as the once secluded Southeast Asian country opens its fast-growing economy.
Many male sex workers do not seek medical assistance after contracting sexually transmitted diseases because they do not want to reveal their source of income.
Burma’s Information Ministry urges Interim Press Council to take action against The Sun Rays journal, claiming that the controversial publication is responsible for “unethical” writing.
The mainly ethnic Pa-O inhabitants of Noung Htao village, in Hsi Hseng Township, survive on a meager income from farming.
A horse given to Suu Kyi takes part in the equestrian competition, with support in the crowd from the opposition leader herself.
A planned second round of meetings of Burma’s ethnic armed groups to discuss a government-proposed nationwide ceasefire has been postponed to January.
For some the event inspires national pride, but for others Chinese influence is visible in the opening ceremony in Naypyidaw.
Members of the late King Thibaw’s royal family seek to renovate the Mandalay-based monarch’s former palace, and will request the president’s approval to do so.
A protest camp in eastern Rangoon has been packed up for now, but demonstrators against a military land seizure say they will fight on.
The ethnic armed group says it is watching the Burmese tycoon to determine whether his investments in north Burma are benefiting the local people.
The final deadline for eligible applicants for UN group resettlement to third countries for Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border will be sometime in January.
Environmentalists plan to test whether a factory used to process copper in northwest Burma could be leading to respiratory illnesses and crop failures.
The extravaganza, complete with parades, fireworks, dancers and a sound-and-light show, was held to loud cheers and bursts of applause in a packed 30,000-seat stadium.
Only 44 political prisoners remain in Burmese jails after the latest amnesty, according to an advocacy group.
Protesters in Rangoon’s Thingangyun Township continue to demonstrate over land they say was forcibly confiscated by the military decades ago.