A delegation from the ethnic armed alliance United Nationalities Federal Council will meet government peace negotiator Tin Myo Win in Rangoon on Friday.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing says that he hopes for a successful Panglong Conference, and claims to be open to all ethnic armed groups.
Human Rights Watch releases a report warning that despite progress since 2012, laws on the books can be used to oppress activists, protesters and journalists.
With a nationwide ban on logging looming, seizures of illegally cut logs reached 12,844 tons between April and June, highlighting the challenges ahead.
Thailand and Burma agree to renew negotiations over disputed border demarcations, which had stalled under Burma’s previous government.
The new government is being given the benefit of the doubt by the public, despite apparent shortcomings, but such tolerance should not be taken for granted.
Gambira, a former monk and activist, is being moved around the country and charged with minor offenses, a sign reforms have not yet completely taken hold.
A timeline is set for the Union peace conference at a Naypyidaw meeting involving Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic armed groups party to the formal peace process.
Burma’s three most famous pagodas are seeing a management reshuffle—a move that could potentially bring greater transparency to revenue-generating sacred sites.
The head of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ministry reveals that the new office is the driving force behind everything from prisoner releases to the Panglong Conference.
Art galleries, yoga classes, photography shows and open-mic nights keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
The second biggest drug bust of the year triggers rumors of a connection with a larger drug-trafficking ring between Rangoon and Arakan State.
The Burma Army and 7 Day Daily reach a settlement in a libel case over the newspaper’s quotation of a Shwe Mann Facebook post that irked the military.
Senior figures blame conflict and the lack of government control in the borderlands for the police’s failure to stem Burma’s drug trafficking problem.
This biography must go down in the history of literature as one of the most sycophantic portraits of a ruthless dictator ever written by a Western academic.