Burmese President Thein Sein and a delegation of 10 representatives concluded a three-day visit to Manila on Friday, after penning six agreements with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at the presidential palace.
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.
DVB caught up with Burma’s Wushu team to talk about their hopes for success, as they make their final preparations ahead of the SEA Games.
Now just a few weeks until the opening ceremony, opinions diverge whether or not Burma has prepared well enough for hosting the SEA Games. Expectations of gold medals are high, as is pressure on the athletes.
Even though the growth index is positive in Burma, the country’s economy is still driven by entrepreneurs who have connections to those in power. A recent World Bank report warned that conditions were ripe for high inflation. The latest DVB Debate discussed measures to tackle the Burmese economy.
Ninety-three-year-old Thakin Hla Kyaing, who fought for Burma’s independence in the 1930s, has been forced to beg to survive.