UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie Pitt has urged the people of Burma to check voter lists and exercise their right to vote in the upcoming general election.
Four people were killed in a flash flood in eastern Shan State, where severe currents swept away local villagers and houses in the village of Kyaing Lat in Tachileik District.
The four, whose bodies were recovered on Wednesday, were as yet unnamed. Official sources said they were an older man, a mother and two children.
Through the cracks and the keyholes, visitors peak into a room where 68 years ago Burma’s fate was written.
Six smugglers at the centre of a “pay and turn back” row between Indonesia and Australia were being questioned by Indonesian police on Tuesday.
The United States said on Friday that thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.
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The Rakhine National Network alleges that Burmese army soldiers have set fire to villages in Kyauktaw, forcing locals to flee.
DVB sat down with the general to ask just how close Burma is to ending six decades of civil war.
Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.