Millions of Burmese farmers risk losing land under proposals to regulate land use which focus on investment rather than on people’s livelihoods, a study says.
President Thein Sein orders the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killing of local journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burma Army.
US President Barack Obama speaks to Burma’s President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi in separate telephone calls ahead of an unprecedented Naypyidaw meeting.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Karenni State next week to hold a rally calling for reforms to the Constitution.
A groundbreaking film about the life of Burma’s national hero, Gen. Aung San, is delayed due to a funding shortfall.
After freeing more than a thousand political prisoners since 2011, Burma’s government claims there are no more prisoners, but activists say dozens are being detained.
The US and British embassies call on the Burmese government to launch a transparent investigation into the recent killing of a journalist by the army.
Ruling party lawmakers support the introduction of a proportional representation voting system for Burma’s central regions, a proposal that Aung San Suu Kyi’s party rejects.
A Buddhist nationalist lobby group plans nationwide rallies in support of a controversial bill that some say would outlaw interfaith marriage in Burma.
The first-ever meeting among Burma’s top government officials, major political parties and ethnic alliances is scheduled, with the country’s political deadlock expected on the agenda.
The Karen National Union announces postponement of a proposal to unify Karen armed forces and an extended leave from the United Nationalities Federal Council.
Local farmers in Labutta Township, Irrawaddy Division, face hardship after their rice paddies are flooded by saltwater, wiping out several farmers’ entire harvests.
A Rangoon court rejects an appeal by owners and employees of the defunct Bi Mon Te Nay journal who are trying to overturn their two-year sentences.
Rangoon police file a criminal lawsuit for unauthorized protest against the organizers of a demonstration calling for an inquiry into the killing of a journalist.
Fauna & Flora International researchers say they have captured the first film footage of wild red pandas in Burma in the mountains of Kachin State.
Radical monk Ashin Wirathu, known for incendiary online activity, is a digital hermit in the months following inter-communal riots in Burma’s second largest city, Mandalay.
The US Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell visits conflict-torn Kachin State this weekend in advance of a visit to Burma by US President Barack Obama next month.
Two ethnic language newspapers in Chin State are shut down by the regional government, making them the third and fourth publications closed in a month.
RANGOON — The wife of slain local journalist Aung Kyaw Naing said on Monday that police in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw town have accepted her complaint and agreed to open an investigation into her husband’s killing by the Burma Army. “We only could open one complaint for a criminal charge at the moment, which is a […]
Crowds gather in Rangoon to demand a full investigation into the death of Par Gyi, a journalist allegedly arrested and killed by the Burma Army.