The Lower House passes amendments to Burma’s Peaceful Assembly Law, dropping a provision allowing authorities to deny would-be protestors permission to carry out a demonstration.
The Kachin Independence Organization says it will not conduct the census in its areas, where about 80,000 people live, including thousands living in temporary camps.
The influential pro-democracy group teams up with ethnic leaders to advocate for amendments to the 2008 charter, which was drafted by the previous military regime.
Parliament approves a development fund bill that will allot 100 million kyats (US$102,000) to each of Burma’s 330 townships annually, despite President Thein Sein’s objection.
Arakanese MPs complain to the government over the fact that the upcoming census will allow stateless Rohingya to register their ethnic identity as they wish.
The government retains ultimate control over publishing licenses as the Printers and Publisher Registration Law and a version of a Press Council-drafted bill are passed.
The government allegedly cancels its invitation to a national education forum for a civil society group linked to the National League for Democracy (NLD).
A senior ethnic leader warns that a recent increase in fighting between the military and ethnic rebels in northern Burma could affect ongoing peace talks.
The Burma Army reportedly captured two important outposts of the Shan State Army-North last week, while Palaung and Kachin rebels also claim they were attacked.
Brand new cars made by the Indian-owned company will be on sale at a dealership in Rangoon from May, according to the local distributor.
Six Burmese migrants forced to work in the Thai fishing industry are rescued from human traffickers by local law enforcement in southern Thailand’s Kantang district.
Dozens of people call on spirits of the mountains and forests to put a curse on officials at the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division.
A delegation from the United Wa State Army reiterates calls for an autonomous state in northeastern Burma, on the sidelines of an event in Naypyidaw.
Indie rock band Side Effect raises enough money to attend the South by Southwest festival in Texas, according to its lead singer.
Burma has allowed Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in parts of the country, but not in the western strife-torn state of Arakan.
An established restaurant in the quieter eastern part of Mandalay offers traditional Burmese food and is popular among tourists.
Médicine Sans Frontièrs programs serving tens of thousands of people have been stopped because of government objections to MSF projects for Rohingyas in Arakan State.
Ethnic activists open a research center that will help ethnic armed groups, NGOs and ethnic political parties gain a better understanding of the peace process.
The Southwestern Command gives back about 1,600 acres of land that was confiscated under the former military regime, although thousands of acres remain in their possession.
A giant stone found in Kachin State will be sent to a government laboratory, in a bid to prove it is simply a rock.