Parliament’s Upper House will discuss a bill creating a powerful new position in the executive, the “state adviser,” earmarked for Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mental health advocates in Burma say societal stigmatization must be overcome and psychiatric services for patients made more widely available.
Burma’s former President Thein Sein is reportedly absent from a state dinner hosted by the newly sworn-in National League for Democracy government.
Following the Wednesday morning transfer of power, the President’s Office announces the newly reconfigured membership of Burma’s National Defense and Security Council.
Citing environmental damage, ethnic Shan organizations and villagers call for an end to four planned hydropower projects on the Namtu River.
Advocacy groups are creating training programs that engage men, in an effort to understand and confront sexual harassment and violence against women in Burma
An Irrawaddy Division prison frees Chaw Sandi Tun, who was jailed last year for a photo collage shared on Facebook deemed defamatory to the military.
Chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi will continue to lead the NLD, despite holding ministerial positions that constitutionally ban her from party activities.
A look at the profiles of the new President, vice presidents and Cabinet sworn in during an official ceremony at Parliament in Naypyidaw.
President Htin Kyaw is sworn in and delivers a brief speech to Parliament, emphasizing familiar themes of his party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
Hundreds of locals in Karen State’s Hpa-an gather to voice objections to a recently revived proposal there to develop a limestone quarry and cement factory.
Five ethnic armed groups fighting the government and Burma’s largest non-state army will prioritize negotiated peace, before turning to “joint defense” if that fails.
As Naypyidaw prepares for a power transfer ceremony on March 30, the invitation list remains unclear and journalists are questioning the media selection process.
Govt media reports that the state of emergency placed on Arakan State in June 2012 following communal riots has been lifted.
Up to 40 bamboo and wood structures are lost after a fire caused by a cooking accident spreads throughout Mae La Oon refugee camp.