Despite pledges from the Arakan State government to allocate more money toward the state’s IDPs, some see it as coming up short.
Burma’s new government will launch a campaign aimed at reducing betel nut consumption, starting with a sales ban around hospitals, schools and government buildings.
A Shan State MP sought to submit a proposal to Parliament that would help displaced children receive an education, but her efforts were denied.
A bill to amend Burma’s colonial-era law requiring citizens to inform local officials when guests spend the night in their homes is up for debate.
In its 100-day plan, the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population will make it easier for political exiles to return to Burma.
Rangoon’s divisional government will confiscate unused land in the city’s industrial zones and revoke permits from private electricity providers in breach of their contracts.
Obama becomes the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, which many hope will breathe life into stalled efforts to abolish nuclear arms.
A stand-off between investigators and a Thai Buddhist sect has intensified after its abbot fails to appear at a police station to answer graft charges.
A resident of a village in Pauktaw Township was allegedly beaten by local police after a dispute with his wife, and extorted for 100,000 kyats.
Mandalay’s chief minister says the city will appoint an ombudsman to monitor local courts, highlighting one of the regional government’s planned reforms.
His approval for killings of drug users and criminals helped propel him to the highest office of a crime-weary land, where extrajudicial executions continue.
Cambodia’s next election will be in July 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen says, as opposition leaders face legal charges they say are politically motivated.
Maung Aye left his poor village for Hpakant, where he risks his life each day to find the one jade stone that will lift him out of poverty.
The Rangoon divisional government plans to relocate the city’s estimated 400,000 squatters and provide them with temporary housing.