Activists and opposition have expressed frustration on Tuesday after an order to cut jail terms for all inmates appeared to fall far short of hopes for an amnesty for political detainees.
Death sentences will be commuted to life imprisonment, jail terms above 30 years will be reduced to 30 years, those between 20 and 30 years will be cut to two decades and shorter sentences will be cut by a quarter
Official said large pre-dawn explosion at a warehouse in Burma’s biggest city Rangoon on Thursday killed at least 17 people and injured dozens but was not caused by a bomb
Indonesia’s Marty Natalegawa met with Wanna Maung Lwin in Rangoon and discussed procedures for the hand-over of ASEAN’s chairmanship to Burma in year 2014
Labour Administration Department’s director Chit Shein said the newly appointed official has already begun meeting with migrant worker groups in the country to study their situations
Koichiro Gemba, the first Japanese foreign minister to visit Burma since 2002, met President Thein Sein and his counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin in the country’s remote capital of Naypyidaw
Local residents in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division who are facing possible relocation to make way for Dawei [Tavoy] deep-sea port project construction held a press conference in Rangoon yesterday.
Govt to hand decision regarding the Myitsone project to new Environment Ministry, offering hope of a rethink on the controversial dam
UN Secretary General welcome’s Suu Kyi talks with Thein Sein and urges further steps towards national reconciliation
Aung San Suu Kyi files a lawsuit against estranged brother Aung San Oo for contempt of court for claiming victory on house dispute case that is yet to reach a verdict
Twelve women US senators accused Burma’s regime on Wednesday of using rape as a “weapon of war” and urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure the government to halt the practice
Jailed Democratic Voice of Burma reporter has appeared in a court hearing inside Insein Prison compounds yesterday where he was facing an additional charge under the Electronic Act
Army officials from UMEH round up farmers, due to return agricultural loans, at a rice mill and lock them up in warehouses until they pay back the money
Chairman of the National League for Democracy in Mergui, Tenasserim division, sentenced to four months in jail for getting involved in a fight with two local youths who allegedly tried to break his fence gate
The Burmese Army in southern Shan State are distributing rice to the local population, caught up in fighting between government troops and ethnic armed group, the Shan State Army, in Kehsi Mensi township.
Washington embassy rattled by two defections of senior diplomats in an embarrassment for the military-backed regime
Shan State Army claims fighter aircrafts belonging to the Burmese army carried out bombing raids on troops’ positions in Kehsi Mansan township
At least six people have been killed in a deadly clash between government security forces and Shan State Army soldiers in southeast Burma on 9 July
Child soldier ran away from the army is feared to be under torture after captured by authorities for desertion
Group of Democratic Party Friends urges the new government led by president Thein Sein to immediately start implementing the objectives made in his inauguration speeches
Chinese petrochemical giant and Burmese state energy enterprise confirm large on-shore natural gas find in central Burma
NLD’s Central Legal Aid Team to set up lawyers’ networks across the regions of Burma to provide legal assistance for detained dissidents and activists
Aung San Suu Kyi today met with former colleagues who disagreed with her election boycott and formed a new party to fight the controversial poll
Mon party which won 16 parliamentary seats in the November 7 elections held a two-day meeting discuss on the constitution and the new parliaments
Canada invited Burma’s newly free democracy leader to visit to accept honorary citizenship, one of a list of accolades during years under house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi will meet former colleagues who rebelled against her election boycott and formed a new party to fight the controversial poll
The UN atomic watchdog has asked Burma to be allowed to visit a number of suspect nuclear sites and facilities
Aung San Suu Kyi ruled out a reorganisation of her party’s top ranks to replace elderly leaders with a younger generation of activists