As Burma’s economy grows and tourist arrivals rise, aviation safety will be put to the test in a country with a checkered air safety record.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann said they want to discuss constitutional reforms with Burma’s president and army chief.
Activists from 88 Generation Peace and Open Society say they were briefly held and then charged under a controversial law that requires permission for protests.
Researchers say $5.7 billion worth of logs was smuggled out of Burma since 2000, while almost half of all exported timber was logged illegally.
The Burmese and Thai cultural ministries are likely to jointly conduct research on Siamese King Uthumphon’s tomb, located near the city of Mandalay.
Thousands of people are living in temporary shelters on the Burmese-Chinese border after they were displaced by the ongoing war in Kachin State.
Activists in Rangoon plan to hold a candle-lit protest on Wednesday night against an electricity price increase due to take effect on April 1.
Three years after his government took the reins from Burma’s military junta, the president reviews the progress that the country has made.
A House committee calls for an end to persecution of Rohingya Muslims in one of the strongest US congressional criticisms yet of Burma’s reformist government.
Burma complains to Bangladesh over a Bangladeshi newspaper op-ed claiming that secession of Rohingya-majority parts of Arakan State would resolve inter-communal conflict in western Burma.
President Thein Sein pushes “protection of race and religion,” evincing a nationalistic impulse that would appear at odds with the reformist mantle he has cultivated.
The Arakan State government asks Muslim leaders in Sittwe to urge their fellow followers of Islam not to identify their “race” in Burma’s upcoming census.
A former US congressman who visited camps housing displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Burma warns that “the building blocks of genocide are there.”
The government hopes to submit a draft Motion Picture Law to Parliament this year, with Burma’s erstwhile film censors saying it “won’t have serious limitations.”
Aung San Suu Kyi says the government must protect Burma’s citizens from threats posed by illegal immigration, while also urging “harmonious” coexistence among all nationalities.
Two Burma Army helicopters were shot down, while thousands of soldiers might have died during fighting with Kachin rebels in 2011-2013, a defense magazine claims.
A proposal to the state’s legislature calls for Mon-language teaching to be allowed in government schools, which currently only teach in Burmese.
The National League for Democracy patron pays a visit to the renowned Mae Tao Clinic for Burmese refugees and migrants in Mae Sot, Thailand.
Burma’s military continues to target civilians in its operations against rebel armed groups, according to a report by a US-based human rights institute.
People should “be brave and rid themselves of fear in order to create the country they want,” opposition leader says, while appealing for constitutional reform.