Cheap cellphone SIM cards will be available from April 24, starting with 350,000 cards to be distributed throughout the country.
At least one Islamic neighborhood in Pegu Division was attacked on Thursday. It was the only confirmed incident on the ninth day of anti-Muslim attacks.
Burma’s state-run media reports that some Letpadaung villagers have accepted compensation, even as others continue to refuse to hand over their land willingly.
A NLD member, who was disinvited from the upcoming NLD congress, has lashed out at its leadership, accusing them of “acting like a military junta.”
Local and international officials, business and civil society leaders will discuss “inclusive transformation” in Burma at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw.
Burmese business leaders call on Washington to drop remaining sanctions after meeting with one of the largest American business delegations ever to visit the country.
The co-chairperson of the Open Government Partnership, an international transparency organization, says Burma must make important changes before it’s ready to become a member.
The World Bank says it will support investment in Burma’s underdeveloped power infrastructure, as the sector is imperative to spurring economic growth and reducing poverty.