Kyaw Tint Swe, a career diplomat and apologist for Burma’s former junta, is picked by the NLD to head a new ministry under State Counselor Suu Kyi.
The NLD government intends to return all land confiscated from farmers, says the Deputy Agriculture Minister Tun Win, who called for patience over this “complicated issue.”
Rangoon’s city planners push for expansion of the commercial capital’s northeast sector, while tender-winners bide their time for southwest development.
Labor rights protestors from a Sagaing-based plywood factory continue their march to Naypyidaw following five days of unsuccessful negotiations.
Shwe Mann tells the new US ambassador to be “careful” about using the term Rohingya, a stance effectively in line with that of Aung San Suu Kyi.
An Arakan National Party lawmaker proposes a nationwide citizenship verification drive in strict adherence to the contentious 1982 Citizenship Law, which excludes the Rohingya.
Many of Rangoon’s bars, clubs, karaoke parlors and other nightlife venues are being forced to close early, a policy that could cut into profits.
After a lawmaker uses Facebook to bemoan her proposal’s rejection by Lower House Speaker Win Myint, he tells MPs to watch their words online.
Locals in Hpakant, Kachin State, say Burma Army units have abducted civilians, reportedly to work as guides, after unexplained grenade attacks rock the jade-mining town.
Over 8,000 farmers in Kachin State send an open letter to the government, calling on it to address Yuzana Company’s alleged land confiscation in the region.
Burma’s Parliament approves President Htin Kyaw’s proposal to deepen and formalize the country’s longtime military cooperation with Russia.
Escalating conflict and accusations of war crimes in Arakan State have resulted in an Arakan Liberation Army threat to withdraw from last year’s “nationwide ceasefire.”
President Htin Kyaw urges Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai to strengthen labor rights protections for the millions of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand.
Military rule devastated Burma’s higher education system and the new government faces many challenges to restore it
US President Barack Obama should renew the country’s sanctions on Burma in light of ongoing abuses against minority groups, international human rights groups say