State and division parliaments on Monday elected their speakers and deputy speakers, with NLD lawmakers taking the top posts in all but two legislatures.
The Central Bank of Myanmar announced on Tuesday that 13 foreign banks have applied to operate in Burma in a second round of licensing.
Many in Hlaing Tharyar Township feel that a solution to the issue of homelessness and illegal tenancy will be a test of Burma’s new government.
Burma’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation into nearly a dozen coffee factories in Rangoon over rumors of malpractice.
Rangoon Public Bus Company launched on Monday, with 18 vehicles in service plying a route from Htauk Kyant Junction down Pyay Road.
In a Feb. 5 statement, the Union Parliament Office set out media guidelines that reporters say limit their ability to cover parliamentary affairs.
The Lower House of Parliament convened for its fourth day on Monday, with lawmakers approving the members of two more parliamentary standing committees.
The NLD’s Tun Tun Hein, head of the Lower House’s Bill Committee, spoke with The Irrawaddy about his plans to propose laws within Parliament.
The local outlet sought to clarify a program that aired Sunday which many viewers interpreted as expressing support for suspending the contentious clause.
China has pledged to reward people who report online “terrorist” content up to 100,000 yuan (US$15,200) for each tip off, an official news agency reported.
A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was in Thai custody Monday after being arrested in Cambodia.
North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of US missile defense systems in Asia, US officials and missile defense experts say.
Six thousand attendees mark nearly 70 years of Shan political struggle with traditional performances and parades on the Thai-Burma border.
The government has relocated the controversial project seven months after it was nixed following a public outcry over its proximity to the Shwedagon.