Despite over 200 amnesties since Burma’s new government took power, Kachin political prisoner Lahpai Gam remains behind bars some four years after his arrest.
An Irrawaddy photographer is blocked from taking photos of a construction site to be reviewed by the city due to its proximity to govt buildings.
Aung San Suu Kyi will chair a committee tasked with bringing peace, stability and development to impoverished and restive Arakan State.
Rangoon’s chief minister says the city will continue to face blackouts as attempts are made to address weak power cables and growing electricity demands.
After voter rolls were reported to be erroneous in last year’s election, the government plans to mobilize all levels of government to compile accurate lists.
Thailand has requested the Burma Army’s help in encouraging the United Wa State Army to withdraw troops allegedly based on Thai territory.
Export and import licenses will be available online next week, as the Ministry of Commerce eases the licensing process in an effort to bolster exports.
In Mandalay, thousands of squatters without ID cards are left out of the previous government’s housing plan, but the new administration gives little hope.
North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday, but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials say.
Wildlife authorities in Thailand raid a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, vowing to seize more in response to pressure over wildlife trafficking.
International football matches, a battle for Burma’s best latte and a no-holds-barred dance session will keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
A Burmese news agency has publicly condemned a hardline Buddhist nationalist group for allegedly intimidating one of its junior reporters.
Ex-Union Solidarity and Development Party chairman Shwe Mann and 11 allies call on the party to redress party members’ expulsions.
Peace negotiator Tin Myo Win will meet this week with ethnic armed groups that did not sign last year’s nationwide ceasefire agreement with the government.