During a workshop, government officials and international development banks voice optimism over hydropower development in Burma, while activists, NGOs and Burma experts urge caution.
Burma’s Parliament doubles down on its endorsement of six-party talks on constitutional reform, and agrees to reconsider a controversial National Education Law passed last year.
Crowds amass for a peaceful demonstration against electricity prices in southeastern Burma on Friday, with some attendees estimating attendance at more than 1,000 people.
The government has announced it will conduct a survey on household living costs in order to determine a nationally set minimum wage.
Police in Irrawaddy Division are combing their jurisdiction in search of three inmates who escaped from Hinthada Prison earlier this week.
Jade mining operations in northern Burma’s Kachin State will not be officially halted due to ongoing conflict in the area, according to a Ministry of Mines official.
Up to 2,000 displaced villagers in conflict-wracked Hpakant Township, Kachin State, are facing dwindling supplies and restrictions on movement imposed by the Burma Army.
The government accuses ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal amid sporadic clashes between the army and Kachin insurgents in Burma’s north.
Following a stinging rebuke by the UN, Burma’s ultranationalist Buddhist monk says he doesn’t regret calling a UN special envoy a “whore” and a “bitch.”
The return of Médecins Sans Frontières to western Burma attracts scrutiny from authorities and community leaders, who caution the group that they will be “watching.”
Members of Burma’s Union Parliament vote in favor of raising the salaries for national level lawmakers from about $300 to $1,000 per month.
Rights groups have asked the Burmese government to seek justice for two Kachin women found dead on Tuesday in a northern Shan State village.
Burma’s President Thein Sein urges Parliament to reconsider a National Education Law after student protests resume in Mandalay, a move greeted with cautious acceptance.
The international medical group resumes work in western Burma after a nine-month government ban on its presence over allegations of bias towards the Rohingya minority.
The UN human rights chief urges Burma’s leaders to condemn the Buddhist monk, who called a visiting UN envoy a “whore” during a public rally.
Burma’s Upper House Speaker has set a Friday deadline for Upper House MPs to provide input into mooted six-party constitutional reform discussions.
Burmese authorities continue to investigate the case of two female schoolteachers who were found brutally murdered on Tuesday at a village in northern Shan State.
Mandalay Division Court will hear arguments to decide whether to accept a case against policemen accused of firing at farmers in Sint Gu Township.
Ethnic leaders say that a nationwide ceasefire agreement is unlikely to be signed next month without further meetings between ethnic armed groups and the government.
A parliamentary drafting committee rejects Burmese President Thein Sein’s revisions on a plan to raise government salaries, according to lawmakers.