The ninth session of the Karen State parliament drew to a close on Thursday with the passage of two new laws, according to Karen State Transport Minister Saw Khin Maung Myint.
After walking out on ethnic talks on Sunday, the Karen National Union (KNU) has suspended its membership with the United Nationalities Federal Council.
Ethnic and government negotiators report positive steps taken during Rangoon peace talks.
The United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on Burma’s leaders to move ahead with reforms as he concluded his two-day visit to the country.
Twenty-six years after the 8888 Uprising, the people of Burma say they are still fighting to establish an independent and fair democratic system.
Naypyidaw is getting ready to host the ASEAN foreign ministers’ summit on Friday, where the South China Sea dispute is set to top the agenda.
The family of a teenager who was shot in Kutkai Township, Shan State, in July blames the Burmese Army for his death and is demanding an investigation.