US government official Robert Hormats says economic reform in Burma, coupled with India’s diplomatic efforts, can help promote US investment in the region.
Burmese President Thein Sein arrives in New York to address the UN General Assembly, meet world leaders and brief them on his ongoing reform process.
Speaking at UN headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heaps praise on both Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese President Thein Sein.
Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi urges her countrymen to work together for prosperity while acknowledging that this might not be a straightforward task.
Speaking in Washington where he is due to receive an award, Hkun Htun Oo criticizes Aung San Suu Kyi and says she does not speak for the people of Burma.
Describing the occasion as “one of the most moving days of my life,” Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is honored in Washington.
Ahead of meeting Suu Kyi at the White House, the US president lifts sanctions on Burma’s President Thein Sein and House Speaker Shwe Mann.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the people of Burma should not depend on economic sanctions to push democratic reform but praised their effectiveness.
National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi backs the government to diffuse the explosive situation in Arakan State and secure regional peace.
Suu Kyi faces an intense 17-day itinerary including numerous engagements with UN leaders, US politicians and policymakers, NGOs, institutes, universities and Burmese communities.
Burmese parliamentarians say they have learned lessons at the US Congress and State legislatures which they would like to implement in Naypyidaw.
An adviser to US President Barack Obama says that government policy in Burma has added to tensions between the country’s various religious groups.
Aung San Suu Kyi is due to receive the Congressional Gold Medal amongst many other honors during her tour of the United States next week.
At its National Convention in North Carolina, the US Democratic Party says its policy of sanctions and engagement helped bring about reform in Burma.
Members of Canada’s Burmese community hold a protest outside the Toronto Star office against what they call a “misinformation campaign” regarding recent sectarian violence in Arakan State.
The US says it welcomes the lifting of censorship in Burma, but urges the country to go further and abolish its censorship board.
UN envoy says the recent visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister to violence-hit Arakan State shows the Burmese government sincerely wants to solve the crisis.
Prominent Muslim American groups launch Burma Task Force USA to raise the profile of the Rohingya issue and speak out against alleged atrocities and abuses.
Soft drink giant PepsiCo enters the Burmese market in news welcomed by the Obama administration which emphasized the need for responsible investment.
The United States remains “deeply concerned” over increasing sectarian tensions in western Burma but refuses to back allegations of “ethnic cleansing” made by Islamic nations.