Burma’s second awakening?
Following the Lady's visit to Latpadaung copper mine, many Burmese are struggling to reconcile the discrepancy between Aung San Suu Kyi's activist past and more establishment present
Promises of political dialogue at UNFC meeting
Peace talks between the United Nationalities Federation Council and government peace negotiators ended in a promise to engage in political dialogue yesterday in Chiang Mai.
China ups weapons transfers to Wa army
China has carried out its first transfer of armoured vehicles to the UWSA in what may be a bid by Beijing to use the powerful group as a source of leverage in Burma as the government develops stronger ties with the US
Britain speaks out as Burma’s ‘biggest war’ escalates
Britain has warned of the “increasingly serious” situation unfolding in Kachin state after fresh shelling hit the town of Laiza on Monday night, following the deaths of three civilians by artillery fire
Gov’t stops Islamic group from opening office in Burma
President Thein Sein announced last night that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) would not be allowed to open an office in the country following mass protests around the country. The global Islamic body planned to open an office to offer humanitarian support to Muslims in Arakan state.
Forced to fight – child soldiers in Burma’s army
Burma recently acknowledged for the first time that there are child soldiers within its military. Despite efforts by the Burmese government to stop recruiting child soldiers, forced conscription of minors in the country's army still continues.
The protest paradox
Renewed scrutiny of Burma’s vaunted peaceful assembly bill is underway in the wake of charges leveled against ethnic Kachin protestors this week
Interview with Khun Htun Oo
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy leader Khun Htun Oo was one of five awardees to accept the National Endowment for Democracy Award in the US this. Khun Htun Oo spoke to DVB about receiving the award and his plans for the future.
Rule of Law round table discussion
Aung San Suu Kyi discusses the rule of law with experts at the London School of Economics on 19 June 2012
Suu Kyi at the Oslo Forum on 18 July
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