Myanmar might not be blessed with a wealth of sporting heroes, but when cage fighter Aung La Nsang defeated Jason Louch just two minutes and 30 seconds into his latest bout, a star was born.
No journalists were jailed in Burma this year for the first time since 1996, despite a record number being detained worldwide.
More community groups are alleging massive environmental and social devastation from development projects in the wake of last month’s brutal crackdown on anti-copper mine protesters.
Rangoon ranks as the worst city in Southeast Asia for quality of life in a new study.
Recent sectarian violence in Arakan State threatens stability and could spread into wider religious conflict unless tackled through decisive leadership, claims the International Crisis Group.
A catalogue of ongoing human rights abuses have been documented along the path of the Chinese-backed Shwe Gas and Oil Pipeline which transects Burma.
The Norwegian ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar discusses the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative and recent concerns regarding resettling the displaced.
Ethnic Shan refugees living by the mountainous Burmese border in northern Thailand express relief that a controversial Norwegian-backed repatriation proposal has been shelved.
The predicted expansion of Rangoon’s hospitality industry to offer world-standard accommodation seems to be stalling with leading hotel brands thinking twice before entering Burma.
The United States strengthening ties with the Burmese armed forces seems absurd when the democracy movement has spent half-a-century trying to weaken the military leviathan.
Burmese refugees are made vulnerable to arbitrary and abusive treatment through inconsistent and unpredictable policies by the Thai government, claims Human Rights Watch.
The United States should engage with Burma’s armed forces, collaborate with China and further roll back sanctions to enhance reforms, urges a leading think-tank.
Christian Chin from western Burma are reportedly denied religious freedom and coerced to convert to Buddhism by the government.
Almost one-third of families in Karen State surveyed for a new report experienced human rights violations despite government promises that Burma is moving towards reform.
Human Rights Watch urges China to stop the forced return of thousands of ethnic Kachin refugees to war-torn northern Burma.
Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg thinks EU sanctions against Burma will end permanently within the next few years when reform is deemed “irreversible.”
The suspension of US sanctions on Burma to allow investment in its military-linked oil and gas industries will have dire consequences for human rights, claim humanitarian groups.
The British Council Library in Rangoon is Burma’s leading authority on history, and that’s largely thanks to Monica Mya Maung.
Controversial dam projects set to transform the dynamic of the vital Salween River are accelerating in the wake of peace deals with ethnic armed groups.
The Burmese government is taking steps to ensure foreign investment in Burma results in jobs and training for local people, says the International Labour Organization.