Central Executive Committee members of the National League for Democracy met with the Interim Myanmar Press Council on August 28 at the Kyauktada Township offices of the political party.
(more…)

The tendering process for a new Yangon township, covering 30,000 acres of land located now in the townships of Seikgyikanaungto and Dalla, will be put backout to tender in a transparent manner, the Yangon regional government has announced after criticism followed its original choice of operator.
(more…)

A final appeal against the verdict for five Unity Weekly journal employees — who were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour in July — was submitted to Magwe regional court on Thursday.
(more…)

For the first time in more than half a century, a class of women military cadets has graduated from Burma’s Defense Services Academy.
(more…)

Only 1.5 percent of Rangoon’s voting-age population will be allowed to vote in the city’s next elections, according to new rules and regulations approved by the divisional parliament on Friday.
(more…)

Myanmar’s first census in more than 30 years has revealed that the country has 9 million fewer people than it thought.
(more…)

The Lower House financial development committee will add bylaws to the Anti-Money Laundering Law to prevent the inflow of dirty money from China, its chairperson, Win Myint, said on August 28.
(more…)

Rangoon’s divisional government has said hundreds of land-grab cases brought to its attention will not be resolved by the end of its current term in early 2016, an admission that may position the issue prominently in next year’s elections.
(more…)

A collection of 20 civil society organisations launched a campaign on August 28 to object to the plans to use a system of proportional representation for future elections to the Amyotha Hluttaw.
(more…)

Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Friday proposed increasing trade with Myanmar to $500 million a year by 2017 after he signed an agreement with his Myanmar counterpart to set up a bilateral trade and economic commission, RIA Novosti reported.
(more…)

An audit conducted for clothing retailer Gap Inc. identified issues with working conditions, health and safety at two factories in Burma that are now producing garments for the United States-based company.
(more…)

Thailand will help Burma improve the landscapes of the Pyu ancient cities, the first sites in the country to receive Unesco World Heritage status earlier this year.
(more…)

Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht (US$5) per day. That is half of Thailand’s legal minimum wage.
(more…)

There has been so much regression on democracy and human rights in Myanmar recently that many people, this editorial page included, have suggested the United States must consider reinstating broad sanctions.
(more…)

Following her recent participation in the ASEAN Regional Forum in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, which included bilateral meetings with counterparts from 11 countries, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj declared, “I myself feel that the visit was very successful.” Her trip will set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Myanmar in November. These engagements come as public and government opposition to Chinese infrastructure projects in Myanmar rises, offering India the opportunity to fill the strategic gap left by China’s waning influence in the Southeast Asian country. (more…)

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an umbrella organisation of ethnic armed groups, is to hold an official meeting with the National League for Democracy (NLD) and other Burmese pro-democracy groups for the first time.
(more…)

Burma’s workers are losing out on social benefits because they are not aware of their privileges, according to a labour official.
(more…)

The nationwide ceasefire accord, development projects and drug eradication were among the top issues discussed when Shan, Wa and Mongla army leaders met with Burma’s president and military chief earlier this week.
(more…)

Rakhine Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn has told the state’s Emergency Coordination Centre that a plan to resettle about 170,000 people living in camps for the internally displaced has been delayed, ECC member U Than Tun told Mizzima on August 27.
(more…)

Yangon regional hluttaw has agreed to discuss on August 29 a proposal by an independent MP to have the Yangon City Development Committee dismissed.
(more…)

Next Page »