Spokesman Zaw Htay has blamed the persecution of minority groups on the previous government, saying the UN should acknowledge the recent positive change.
NGO OneWorld joins forces with UNESCO and the Ministry of Education to give teachers and students an app that promotes taking active roles in society.
As conservative Buddhist nationalism grows in Myanmar it may extend into the secular and cultural spheres as well.
While DNA tests to confirm the identity of King Uthumphon’s tomb remain pending, the tomb site near Mandalay is being prepared for its re-consecration.
A Burmese govt delegation reaches out to three ethnic armed groups that are still fighting the Burma Army, hoping to include them in Panglong, sources say.
A local court has denied a bail request from ultra-national politician Nay Myo Wai, who remains in jail facing defamation charges.
The Burmese government’s deployment of a new, supposedly neutral, name for Rohingya Muslims has already drawn criticism from within Arakan State.
According to a new report by the UN refugee agency, Burma ranks number eight on a list of countries that produced the most refugees in 2015.
Art exhibitions, theater, LGBT club night and a food festival keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
The number of quarries in Mon State is quickly increasing and locals say authorities fail to regulate their environmental impact on farmlands.
The Mon State government will replace the cultural symbol at the entrance to its capital, which was removed nine years ago by the former junta.
Burma’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi heads for Thailand, raising expectations of better labor rights protections for the Burmese migrants working there.
More than a month after Rangoon halted construction on buildings that had not received the necessary approval, the division is forming inspection teams.
Burmese documentary films about gender inequality, disability and jade mining are honored in an annual human rights-themed film festival in Rangoon.
The powerful United Wa State Army and the Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army will take part in preparations for the ‘21st Panglong Conference.’