Out of 7,845 people who remain displaced after violence in the central Burma town in March last year, 220 households are set to be resettled.
Two Burmese Army officers are reportedly murdered in northern Shan State, where government troops have clashed in recent months with ethnic armed rebel groups.
A Burmese government official pushes back against a UN statement in which its special rapporteur to Burma warned that the country risks backtracking on reforms.
The medical NGO was last week invited to return to Arakan State after it was expelled over alleged bias in favor of Rohingya Muslims.
The women’s rights activist Khin Khin Kyu wins the N-Peace Award for her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.
The Arakan State government and Burma’s Ministry of Health encourage international humanitarian organizations—including the previously maligned Medecins Sans Frontieres—to work in the state.
Five people were killed after a landslide hit a camp for displaced Kachin civilians near Laiza, Kachin State, on Tuesday, following days of heavy rain.
Yanghee Lee, the new UN rapporteur on the human rights in Burma, met with leaders of the Arakanese Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities in Sittwe.
A spokesman says government troops attacked ethnic Palaung rebel troops after they entered a village to discuss opium eradication with locals.
As fighting escalates in northern Shan State, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) says it has killed at least 178 government troops since January.
A Rangoon court sentenced two rights activists to six months’ imprisonment after they distributed pamphlets that accused President Thein Sein’s government of abuse of power.
A Shan lawmaker asks the government to end military operations in northern Shan State, where hundreds of villagers were displaced by clashes with rebels.
The newly appointed chief minister has failed to convince Rohingya Muslims to participate in a “citizenship verification scheme,” according to the state government spokesman.
Gen. Maung Maung Ohn, Arakan State’s new chief minister, vows to come down hard on anyone caught smuggling Rohingyas into or out of the state.
A car owned by the Karen National Liberation Army’s commander-in-chief is seized in Rangoon after it was found to be without an import permit.
The Arakan State parliament announces that Gen. Maung Maung Ohn has been confirmed as the state’s chief minister, against the objection of some Arakanese lawmakers.
Arakanese lawmakers said they were informed that Gen. Maung Maung Ohn will become the Arakan State chief minister, but they plan to resist the appointment.
Burma’s Ministry of Culture says it will not force the relocation of locals living within three ancient cities recently listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Arakanese lawmakers worry that a Burma Army general will become the new Arakan State chief minister, and they want to determine the choice of minister.
The Karen National Union will ignore government orders to disband its police force, which collects taxes and operating checkpoints in Karen State and Tenasserim Division.