Rangoon Division authorities claim the Chin and Karen national day events were to be hosted by illegal organizations.


Fighting flared between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and the Shan State Army-South this week, with both groups trading blame over the hostilities.

Army Vows Probe After Video of Officer Beatings Circulates

The Burma Army vows to investigate its own after a video surfaces online showing senior officers beating their junior counterparts at a training facility.

Chinese National, Accused of Murder, Allegedly Executed in Mong La

Accounts surface alleging authorities in Mong La may have executed a Chinese national after he was found guilty of homicide and arson.

Questions Raised Over Thai-Backed Coal Power Plant in Mon State

Locals surprised and dismayed as Thai cement company reportedly builds a coal-burning power plant on a site only designated for a factory. 

The Kachin Independence Organization has reshuffled its senior ranks, with two leading figures in the group’s armed wing promoted to senior political posts.

Fighting flares in Kawkareik Township, where a joint force of Burma Army and Karen Border Guard Force troops is accused of razing 10 civilian homes.

Three Children Reported Injured After Burma Army, TNLA Clash

Three children were reportedly wounded by an artillery shell in Shan State’s Namhsan on Saturday, during fighting between the Burma Army and Ta’ang troops.

Conflict between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma could be up for discussion at the World Buddhist Peace Conference in Sagaing Township beginning this Friday.

Kachin Anti-Poppy Effort on Hold Over Safety Worries: Activist

Hundreds of anti-drug crusaders in Kachin State await government permission to destroy poppy plantations, with authorities telling the campaigners their safety cannot yet be assured.

A memorial service was held in Rangoon Tuesday to mark one year since the rape and murder of two ethnic Kachin teachers in a remote Shan State village.

Female Candidate Wins Local Election in Mon State

A female was elected head of Tarana village tract in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township Sunday, a rare victory in an administrative structure dominated by men.

Teenager on Poppy Eradication Drive Shot Dead in Kachin State

A teenage member of an anti-drugs organization was shot and killed on Friday while clearing poppy fields in Kachin State’s Tanai Township, the group said.

Twin Accidents Create Traffic Logjam on Muse Road

Two accidents in as many days along the road outside Muse block traffic for days, bottlenecking the main border trade point between China and Burma.

Constitution Drives Wedge Into Peace Dialogue

Fundamental rifts emerge as ethnic leaders, government and military officials convene for a fourth day of political talks in Burma’s capital.

Woman Beaten in Mon State After Partisan Dispute Escalates

A Mon political party member is assaulted by 10 women from the Union Solidarity and Development Party in a dispute over a local election result.

Govt Escalates Rhetoric Against Arakan Army as Casualties Mount

The military vows to “remove” the Arakan Army from western Burma after a commander and “several” other government soldiers are killed fighting the group.

UWSA Will Not Attend ‘Meaningless’ Political Dialogue

Burma’s largest ethnic armed group says it will not attend an upcoming political dialogue between the government and rebel groups.

A Shan State Army-South spokesman says there may be “something wrong” with the nationwide ceasefire agreement after his group was attacked by the Burma Army.

About 500 protesters, including monks from the Buddhist nationalist Ma Ba Tha, gathered in Rangoon Tuesday to voice their opposition to the Koh Tao verdict.

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