More than 13,000 inmates have walked free from various prisons across Burma since the president declared an amnesty on 31 December in honour of the 66th anniversary of Burma’s independence.
Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Burma’s former capital Rangoon on Sunday, calling for an amendment to the military-drafted constitution that would allow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to become eligible to run for president.
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
Thousands of farmers in central Burma ‘s Magway division are selling their land and cattle to join the region’s oil rush.
Burmese asylum-seekers living in Indonesia say they will continue to risk their lives and travel by boat to Australia, despite the very high chance they will never get there.
President Thein Sein promised amnesty to all political prisoners before the end of 2013, but three days into the new year, only a handful have actually been released. Khin Cho[…]
Burma released a handful of political prisoners on Tuesday after the government announced a year-end amnesty for those held in jail for political reasons.
Unarmed soldiers from the KNU, the BGF and the KPC march together without arms in a show of unity as Karens mark their New Year at Shwe Koko.
A look back at 2013, an eventful year for Burma.