Muslim political parties ask the government to recognize their religious kin in Burma’s Arakan State as Rohingya, a minority group that is currently denied citizenship.
Members of some of Burma’s ethnic minorities say that official categories to be used in an upcoming national census are inaccurate and unnecessarily divisive.
A Burmese tour company joins airlines in sending alerts to customers with flights booked from Bangkok the day protesters plan to shut down the capital.
Local civil society groups say more people are turning to opium poppy cultivation in the eastern Burma state due to difficulties in growing other crops.
The prominent activist calls on authorities to drop charges filed against her after she held prayers for Aung San Suu Kyi at a famous pagoda.
Tens of thousands of people turn out to support Aung San Suu Kyi on the last day of her tour to promote constitutional change.
Burmese citizens can apply for passports at 15 locations nationwide, in a departure from the prior system which required them to travel to Rangoon.
President Thein Sein proposes to allocate less than 6 percent of the national budget to education and less than 4 percent to health.
As calls for constitutional reform grow louder, US Ambassador calls an article preventing Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president “a relic of the past.”
Fires that ravaged two camps along the Thai-Burma border have added to mounting pressure on the refugees to return home, amid talks on repatriating them.
Burmese beauty queen Khin Wint Wah continues to generate Internet buzz, deemed one of the “Most Beautiful Girls of 2013” by an international pageant watcher.
The number of people in Burma living with physical disabilities is rising, advocates for the disabled say, blaming traffic accidents and land mine explosions.
Nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu plans to hold a large monks’ conference in Mandalay next week, where he will again propose restrictions on interfaith marriage.
Officials from both countries held discussions to resolve outstanding differences over demarcation of the border that separates India’s Manipur State and western Burma’s Sagaing Division.
Hong Kong recruitment agencies promote a proposed scheme to allow Burmese citizens to work as domestic helpers in the Chinese special administrative region.
President Thein Sein wants to increase government salaries and pensions with about US $20, marking the third time that he has raised salaries since 2011.
Burmese nationals in Thailand should take precautions to safeguard their personal security due to political tensions in the neighboring country, Burma’s Embassy in Bangkok warns.
A recently forged alliance that includes several ethnic political parties says it will focus efforts on national development rather than wade into Burma’s power politics.
Aung San Suu Kyi plans to complain after hearing accusations that the Chin State government forbade government staff members and students from attending her speech.
Migrant laborers working in a shipyard in Miri, Borneo, are being repatriated this week after they became embroiled in a fight with their Indonesian colleagues.