More than 200 villagers from Michaungkan in the eastern suburbs of Rangoon have agreed to close their rally camp after 17 days of protesting against a 1990 land confiscation by the Burmese military.
The official opening ceremony of the 27th SEA Games on Wednesday evening was well-coordinated, colourful and extravagant. It went ahead without a visible hitch.
Supermarkets in Rangoon are emptying their shelves of foreign brands of alcohol and cigarettes, after a government crackdown on illegal foreign imported goods.
Burma’s Zayer has beaten Laos’ Thanphonh Simphilavong in the first round of the men’s pencak silat event in Naypyidaw.
Two days before the official opening ceremony of the SEA Games, Burma has already won 10 gold medals. The Wushu competitions are going on in Naypyidaw until 10 December.
Thabyaw lake in Mandalay division is being contaminated from pesticides and overuse, causing the villagers to contract diseases such as hepatitis.
The Burmese embassy in Bangkok has issued a warning to Burmese nationals and migrant workers in Thailand not to get involved with the anti-government protests taking place in the country.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday called the government’s refusal for quadripartite constitutional discussions as “inconsistent” with reform, during an address to the Burmese community in Melbourne, Australia.
Since the Burmese government started allowing new cars to be imported in 2011, many more taxis can be found on the streets of Rangoon. Htay Htay Win is a female taxi driver.
In the final episode of the season, DVB Debate discusses how to end religious violence.
Two activists who organised a demonstration on International Peace Day have been fined by two courts in Rangoon.