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.
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.
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.
Some activists claim that Burmese migrant workers accused of Ranong murder are being scapegoated in a way that smacks of the controversial Koh Tao case.
More than US$35 million worth of drugs is seized in Shan State, but two alleged drug traffickers, one of whom was already a fugitive, remain on the lam.
The Swedish government is offering women in Burma its support in furthering gender equality and protecting them from violence over the next four years.
A survivor of the Depayin Massacre in 2003 describes how regime-linked thugs attacked a convoy in rural Sagaing Division that included Aung San Suu Kyi.
Movie about Inge Sargent, an Austrian who became a Shan princess, is screened in Thailand, shedding light on human rights abuses past and present.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s state counselor and foreign minister, will visit Thailand next month, following last week’s visit to Thailand by the Burma Army chief.
Fighting between a Karen ethnic armed group and the Burma Army ended in 2012. Now a once desolate conflict zone is set for a comeback.
Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta to leave some of their land fallow.