The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government peace makers pledged to work together towards a nation-wide ceasefire on Thursday, marking the end of a three-day round of meetings in the state capital Myitkyina.
Kavi Chongkittavorn speaks to DVB about the challenges and opportunities that Burma faces as chair of ASEAN.
DVB Debate asks: are conditions right in Burma for refugees to return home?
Security has been beefed up and a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been lifted in the Ngapali beach zone although it still remains in place in the main Sandoway district.
A fresh round of peace talks kicked off in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina on Tuesday between the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and a Burmese government delegation.
The spires of Bagan have survived wars, earthquakes and centuries of tropical sun, but in recent years Burma’s ancient capital has faced a distinctly modern threat – scaffolding and cement.
Traditional lantern makers are going out of business as people flock to by factory-made lanterns ahead of Thadingyut festival.
Burma has crowned a Miss Universe contestant for the first time in over 50 years.
Conservative ideals in a society where age is often valued over innovation mean that the country’s leaders are mostly seniors.