A Shan lawmaker says local communities have grown worried after a government minister backs plan for a 7,000-megawatt hydropower dam in in southern Shan State.
Tensions rise in Karen State’s Myawadday after a local Burma Army commander orders Karen rebel groups not to carry weapons in the border town.
Two Rohingya women and a man drown near the Arakan State capital Sittwe after jumping from a boat because police fired rubber bullets at them.
Haoliang Xu, the UN assistant secretary-general and Asia regional director for the UNDP, meets with Buddhist and Muslim leaders in the conflict-torn west Burma state.
Ann Township Court hands down sentences to 17 ethnic Chin workers who fought with Chinese colleagues on the cross-Burma oil pipeline project.
In far eastern Shan State, the rebel group controlling the enclave around Mong La has set up a booming gaming hub in a once-small village.
In the unruly enclave on the Burmese-Chinese border, tiger paws, leopard skins, pangolins and monkey penises are openly sold, mostly to Chinese visitors.
Nowhere in culturally conservative Burma is it easier to find sex than in Mong La, a Sino-Burmese border town with a reputation for the illicit.
The Sino-Burmese border town of Mong La has long been a den of vice, but that hasn’t stopped Burma’s president from exhorting its economic success.
Burmese authorities say they have seized nearly 2.4 million Ecstasy pills valued at more than US$17 million, the largest drug bust in Burma’s history.
Buddhist community leaders are considering a proposal to the government that would place Muslims without proof of citizenship in camps, possibly outside of Arakan State.
Displaced villagers in Shan State will submit a petition asking the Burmese Army to withdraw from their village, which troops have occupied since early July.
Ethnic leaders meet with the opposition leader to discuss the peace process, and they urge the government to give her a greater role in negotiations.
One civilian is shot dead and another hospitalized with a gunshot wound following a clash between government troops and Palaung rebels in northern Shan State.
A system of autonomy is one the main demands of ethnic armed groups in talks to bring an end to decades of civil war.
About 200 civilians in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township have reportedly been displaced by fresh clashes between the Burma Army and Kachin rebels in recent days.
Burma’s anti-human trafficking police report dozens of cases along the Sino-Burmese border, rescuing a total of 60 Burmese women from January through July.
The local government in Arakan State’s Myebon Township begins examining citizenship applications of residents self-identifying as “Bengalis” under a controversial pilot program for Rohingya Muslims.
Hundreds of farmers have been hit with charges for returning to land confiscated by the Burmese military and plowing it.
A Shan village in Namkham Township, northern Shan State, was abandoned after the Burma Army interrogated villagers about the recent assassination of two military officers.