Although assassinations are rare in Burma, the murder has prompted security concerns for the country’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Locals call for a suspension of the Special Economic Zone until there is a compensation scheme for land grabbing, a resettlement plan and SEZ by-laws.
Burma rises slightly in transparency rankings under the new govt, ranking 137th out of 176 nations in a new report from Transparency International.
Around 300 ethnic Mon youth in Ye Township protest against the leaders of two Mon political groups who refuse to combine their parties.
The same two checkpoints currently being proposed were opened under Burma’s military government in the 1990s, then closed in 2012.
But Upper House lawmaker says amendments are necessary before Parliament can vote on the new prevention of violence against women act.
Acting on a tip-off, the forestry department seizes over 30 tons of smuggled teak from two containers in Myanmar Industrial Port.
A ban on climbing Bagan’s temples is rumored as the State Counselor denounces the activity, suggesting that viewing platforms be built instead.
One of the first book plazas in Burma, run by a young publisher and author, is scheduled to open in Rangoon’s China Town.
KNU and NMSP agree to stop fighting, to allow villagers freedom of movement, and to invite the local government to mediate a dispute over territory.
The city’s development committee wants to resurrect the traditional way of celebrating Burma’s water festival.
World Food Programme says it will not be able to continue full operations after the end of February unless they receive more funds.
After years living in southern California, ethnic Karen former refugees return to Burma on a mission to deliver humanitarian aid and show solidarity.
The Ta’ang National Party disputes its signature appearing a joint statement which criticizes the government’s handling of Arakan State.
Burma’s main opposition party calls on the National Defense and Security Council to intervene in security and rule of law issues facing the country.