Campaigners call for the convictions of 20 Muslims jailed on terrorism charges to be reviewed after the law under which they were convicted was repealed.
Government scraps the controversial Emergency Provisions Act, frequently used to jail political dissidents in successive military administrations
Sources say National League for Democracy senior leaders asked lawmakers to avoid questioning that could mar the image of the NLD government.
Leaders of ethnic armed groups and the United Nationalities Federal Council meet with a US delegation at the American Embassy in Rangoon.
Citing weak rule of law, local police say they cannot guarantee the security of Muslims returning to their land after being displaced in 2013.
The largest ethnic Karen armed organization welcomes the fringe armed group under broader efforts to unify the heavily fractured Karen resistance movement.
An agreement will be signed with a Japanese-Singapore consortium which won a tender to construct Hanthawaddy International Airport north of Rangoon.
The shooting occurred near a market in Tamu, Sagaing Division; the victim reportedly belongs to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang.
Rangoon’s municipal authority is registering individual street vendors in an effort to manage the spread of street stalls and ease pedestrian movement.
The Burma Army clashes with the Shan State Army-South over two days in central Shan State, displacing more than 2,000 local residents.
Lawmakers in Rangoon’s divisional parliament press the government on behalf of constituents facing delays and difficulties in obtaining citizenship cards.
The use of loudspeakers requires prior approval of local administrators and unlawful use is punishable under the existing Ward or Village Tract Administration Law.
US gem traders interested in bilateral trade with Burma meet with officials from the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers and Commerce Industry (UMFCCI) in Rangoon
The draft report could play a crucial role in ethnic armed organizations’ and ethnic political parties’ future political dialogue with the Burmese government.
City officials said they are planning to allow a private company to develop a hot air balloon launch site in one of the greenest areas in Rangoon.