A Burmese court sentences a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing at an education office and disrupting the duties of a civil servant.
A new approach to draft a single nationwide ceasefire text drawn from the government and ethnic rebels’ proposals were complicated by the army’s demands.
A poll by a US government-backed pro-democracy institute finds that members of the Burmese public largely believe their country is “heading in the right direction.”
Many of the 43 conservation areas officially recognized by the government are left open to logging, poaching and damaging fishing techniques.
An anti-Muslim riot rocks the town of Hlegu outside Rangoon following a personal argument in which a Muslim man allegedly stabbed a Buddhist.
A group of about 200 villagers tried to move to an area on the Thai border controlled by an ethnic armed group, but their passage was blocked.
Fighting breaks out twice on Friday, but the ethnic armed group in northern Shan State says it will not disrupt data collection by census enumerators.
The president and army chief have clearly taken sides against the Union Parliament speaker and opposition leaders on the issue of amendments.
Protesting Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand, return to work at the Yuan Jiao Garment factory after successful negotiations resolve a labor dispute.
Not only issues in Arakan State but the government’s list of 135 ethnic groups in the country are contentious in the ongoing census-taking process.
Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Burma, optimism in Washington over the nation’s embrace of democracy is waning.
An Arakan State official said Malteser International, whose employee was at the center of last week’s Sittwe riots, will not be allowed to resume operations.
Burma’s state-run media has accused an ethnic Kachin armed group of preventing the census from taking place in certain areas under its control using “threats.”
Mandalay journalists are urging authorities to take action against unidentified individuals whose recent heavy-handed intervention in a protest is believed to have been state-sponsored.
Burma’s ethnic armed groups and the government will meet to discuss the drafting of a single text laying out the terms of a nationwide ceasefire.
Win Tin, the co-founder of the opposition NLD party, remains in critical condition for a fifth day and supporters gathered to pray for his recovery.
More than 800,000 IDPs in Burma are facing a variety of humanitarian needs, according to Unicef, which cited child malnutrition as among the biggest concerns.
A government commission in late May or early June will finish drafting two bills to restrict religious conversion and to enact population control measures.
Police in Sittwe, Arakan State, have arrested 12 suspects in relation to last week’s attacks on the offices of the UN and international aid groups.
Ethnic Karen villagers who were evicted from their homes in Rangoon in February are trying to travel to land offered to them by a rebel group.