Myitkyina police charge the organizer of a protest against Burma Army offensives, saying demonstrators’ slogans were not cleared in advance.
Through an improved bus network and a new computerized traffic control system, the government hopes to cut congestion by 40 percent.
The revamped Myanmar Investment Law has been passed by both houses of parliament but needs to be signed by President U Htin Kyaw.
Prison protest subsides after authorities promise to take the inmates’ demands into consideration, including the removal of the warden.
By-elections will include six constituencies in central Shan State that were cancelled during the Nov. 2015 general election due to armed conflict.
The three-day event at Northern Illinois University brought together academics, activists and students of Burmese art, history, politics and religion.
An official confirms that four government troops were killed in clashes with local forces in two villages in Arakan State.
The 18-year-old junior student’s family said they don’t want to see another incident like this in the future.
Britain’s John Bercow highlights the ‘desperate situation’ in active conflict areas in Burma, ‘where aid is not always reaching those who need it.’
Wa leaders say they replaced poppy fields with plantations, mostly rubber, but also coffee and tea, more than a decade ago.
If Burma Army offensives continue, the Kachin Independence Army says it will be difficult to proceed with future political dialogue.
Maj-Gen Zaw Win says measures lacked ‘effectiveness’ after outposts hit by attacks.
‘It’s an honor to be able to represent my country and the Kachin people,’ Aung La N Sang tweeted. ‘I am hungry and I will be back stronger.’
The National League for Democracy will discipline one of its lawmakers after news of his extramarital affair went viral on social media.
The two confess to having planned the Sunday attack over three months, according to the state government.