Burma’s former capital Rangoon is gearing up for major developments with a new zoning proposal that includes a recreational riverside green zone and demarcated heritage zones.
One suspect has been detained in connection with the explosion that went off at Rangoon’s Traders Hotel just before midnight on Monday.
As Burma’s economy begins its slow path to revival, one sector is already booming: the property market.
Activists, politicians and exiles met in Rangoon in the largest public memorial ceremony marking the democracy movement’s anniversary
Burma’s gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community recently held the second ever Gay Pride festival in Rangoon. For many years, LGBT people have had to hide their identity, fearing[...]
Illegal gambling in Burma is big business. On the streets of Rangoon, the two-digit lottery is the most popular, especially among the city’s poorest. But people who only earn a[...]
Burma’s Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut attended the ‘Preventing Hate Speech in Myanmar: Divergent Voices in a New Democracy’ forum in Rangoon on Friday. After the forum, Ye Htut said[...]
BY ALI FOWLE Three activists facing arrest have spoken out about the charges brought against them in a press conference in Rangoon. They are being charged for inciting unrest over[...]
About 200 senior Buddhist monks met at a monastery in Rangoon to discuss ways to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma. The monks drafted a law that proposed[...]
Despite a decline in HIV cases, Burma still has the worst infection rates in Asia. A government plan was put in place two years ago to ensure that everybody would[...]
By ALI FOWLE Foreigners settling in Rangoon are struggling to find places to live due to archaic laws still in place in the country. As Burma opens up to international[...]