Attendees at the Mon National Conference promise to stand against the use of a coal power plant by a cement company in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township.
A Sittwe court denies a bail request from prominent activist Khine Myo Htun, who was arrested last month and faces charges after accusing the Burma Army of committing war crimes.
The Asian Highway project is leading to increased militarization and the risk of armed conflict, say three ethnic Karen organizations.
Burma’s main opposition party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, pins its hopes on new leader Than Htay securing Burma’s top job in the 2020 election.
A USDP reshuffle has seen younger faces emerge at the top of Burma’s biggest opposition party, but the link with the military appears to remain strong.
After an emergency meeting in Thailand, the United Nationalities Federal Council confirms that they will attend the 21st Century Panglong event.
A Chinese envoy meets two ethnic armed groups based along the border, encouraging them to participate in the ‘21st Century Panglong’ peace conference
The Arakan National Party calls on the govt to cancel the new Arakan State Advisory Commission due to the presence of three high-profile international members.
For the second time this year, National League for Democracy spokesperson U Win Htein lashes out at a reporter, calling him sauk yū [“deranged”].
Burma’s legislature passes a bill cutting 470 billion kyats from the Union budget.
The death toll from the outbreak has risen to 68, according to a regional lawmaker.
Roland Kobia, the European Union’s ambassador to Burma, speaks to journalists in Mandalay about the upcoming Union Peace Conference.
The bill, which proposes the abolishment of the controversial 66-year-old law, was drafted and submitted to the Parliament by the Lower House Bill Committee.
Officials in Burma say United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the ‘21st Century Panglong’ peace conference next week.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan is to chair a new advisory commission for the resolution of ‘complex and delicate issues’ in Arakan State.