“Natural disasters can’t be stopped once they start,” Thein Sein warns delta residents in a speech broadcast on state TV.
Burma’s President Thein Sein has granted amnesty to 6,966 prisoners, including 155 Chinese loggers sentenced last week to life imprisonment,
DVB speaks to former presidential advisor Nay Zin Latt, whose newly formed National Development Party plans to contest 250 seats across the country.
Burma’s government has inked a deal with one of Washington DC’s most powerful lobbying groups ahead of the critical 2015 elections.
Burma’s president announces that elections will be held at the end of the year, and calls on participants to show mutual respect and cooperation.
Key actors, including Aung San Suu Kyi, meet to discuss issues including constitutional reform and peace talks, but some see the talks as unsatisfying.