Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and the leaders of Burma’s 1988 student uprising say they will work together to have the 2008 Constitution amended in time for the 2015 elections.
Members of Burma’s ethnic minority groups are voicing concerns over a census due next month, with the survey’s classifications criticized as inaccurate and unnecessarily divisive.
A meeting, involving the recognized ethnic groups of western Burma’s strife-torn Arakan State, will discuss tensions in the state, as well as development.
Ethnic rebel sources say ethnic Wa rebels plan to send 30 fighters to China to receive pilot training, supposedly so they can operate helicopters.
A front-page mash-up of Burma President Thein Sein portrayed in traditional Burmese dancing garb and published in a local newspaper brings debate over ethical boundaries.
Former political prisoners help others who were also imprisoned under the military regime and are now dealing with depression and anxiety.
A select group of students from Burmese medical schools are starting a new program aimed at moving them beyond the classroom and into outpatient clinics.
An apparent assassination attempt on two Arakanese leaders in Malaysia may be related to current religious strife in Burma’s Arakan State, the targeted men acknowledge.
A new government commission will investigate the recent death of a policeman in Arakan State, but it is not clear if alleged deaths of Rohingya will be addressed
The Ministry of Labor advises Burmese workers seeking employment abroad to verify the credibility of overseas employment agencies before committing to overseas job offers.
Following high-level meetings in Naypyidaw, the US-based rights group praises President Thein Sein’s commitment to reform, but says the government is “divided.”
Independent local media allege that two state-owned newspapers are altering advertisements in an attempt to remove references to issues such as human rights and corruption.
Ethnic political parties call for the inclusion of non-Burman leaders, intellectuals and experts on the commission to create conditions for a fair election in 2015.
Thein Sein sent a secret directive to ministries, urging them to take precautions to avoid mass protests or violence caused by disagreements over constitutional reform.
Another Unity journal staffer is detained for questioning by police, the sixth to be held in connection with a state secrets probe by the government.
New concerns arise about fumes rising from a factory near the Chinese-backed mine in Sagaing Division, which was recently restarted after a suspension.
Despite President Thein Sein’s pledge to free all political prisoners in Burma by the end of last year, 55 remain behind bars, advocacy groups say.
USDP member Shwe Maung, from Arakan State’s Buthidaung Township, is being investigated for defamation after suggesting police could have set fire to a Maungdaw village.
Education experts call for the use of ethnic minorities’ mother tongue as the language of instruction for students who don’t belong to Burma’s ethnic majority.
The president’s spokesman says allegations about the factory in central Burma are baseless, while police continue to question journalists who broke the story.