Seven people share their thoughts on the proposed draft marriage law that would see restrictions on interfaith marriages. The law demands that any Muslim man, who wants to marry a[…]
Burma’s most notorious monk, Wirathu, has spoken out about Time magazine’s July issue which features his photo and the headline: “The Face of Buddhist terror” on the cover.
Karenni rebels and government peace negotiators reached an 8-point agreement which included working together for a nationwide ceasefire and forming a joint-peace monitoring committee, at a landmark meeting in Loikaw[…]
Over 100 Burmese migrants return to Burma from Malaysia, after clashes in Kuala Lumpur’s suburbs in the last month left at least four Burmese dead.
A prominent democracy advocate urged Buddhist leaders not to use religion as a context for escalating tension in society.
Despite a decline in HIV cases, Burma still has the worst infection rates in Asia. A government plan was put in place two years ago to ensure that everybody would[…]
At the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw on Thursday, Union Minister Soe Thane said scaling back the military’s stronghold in parliament would be a gradual process.
Union Minister for Economic Affairs Soe Thane spoke to DVB about the benefits of hosting the World Economic Forum in Burma.
At least 13 children have been abducted in villages in Shan state’s Kutkai by a group of men wearing army fatigues. There are rumours that suggest the abductors could be[…]
President Thein Sein vows to tackle poverty in Burma by introducing micro-finance loans to households and workers and establishing cooperatives.
The Kachin Independence Organisation and it’s armed wing the KIA signed a 7-point agreement with government peace negotiators in Myitkyina on Thursday.
One of Burma’s most famous actors, Ye Deight, is charged with defaming religion after displaying bizarre behaviour outside a church in Rangoon. He staged a solo demonstration after being kicked[…]
Religious riots have erupted in Shan state’s Lashio, after a Buddhist woman was allegedly ‘torched’ by a Muslim man.
Representatives from the Kachin Independence Organisation and Naypyidaw’s official peace team held their first round of talks in government-controlled territory on Tuesday as the UN’s special envoy to Burma observed[…]
These cars on a road in Pobba Thiri township near Naypyidaw appear to be rolling uphill – are magnetic forces pulling the car, has gravity has gone wrong or is[…]
Villages in Shan state’s Inle lake are facing a drinking water shortage due to the lake drying up.
Seven Muslim men, including a minor, were sentenced to jail on Tuesday for the murder of a monk, whose death allegedly sparked a wave of religious riots across central Burma[…]
A two-day conference kicked off in Rangoon on Monday with speakers discussing the development of the media and its role in Burma’s transitioning society.
Thousands of people remain vulnerable in western Burma’s Arakan state as Cyclone Mahasen makes its way closer to the coast.
Factories in Rangoon’s industrial zone are closing because of government imposed power cuts to combat widespread electricity shortages.
The families of three people charged with instigating riots in Mandalay last week held a press conference claiming they were wrongly accused.