The Burmese Police Force have recruited some 40,000 civilians as ‘special police’, to assist with security during the 8 November general election.
Burma is among a “core” group of nations still receiving conventional weapons from North Korea, says a 2013 US Department of Defense report to Congress, made public on Wednesday.
Security in townships across Rangoon has been stepped up following the recent spate of bomb attacks across the country.
Jan 19, 2009 (DVB), The Burmese military has ordered the construction of an underground network of tunnels between Naypyidaw and the town of Pin Laung in Shan state, according to[…]
Sep 29, 2008 (DVB), Security has been tightened again in Sittwe after 150 monks staged a silent march on Saturday to commemorate last year's Saffron Revolution, according to local residents.[…]
Sep 19, 2008 (DVB), Sittwe monks gathering in the Arakan capital of Sittwe yesterday to mark the one-year anniversary of the monk-led Saffron revolution vowed not to give up their[…]
Sep 10, 2008 (DVB), As the SPDC expands its forces in ethnic areas, some of the main ceasefire groups are also strengthening their positions, according to a report by the[…]
Sep 9, 2008 (DVB), Residents of Pakokku in Magwe division have criticised the actions of government security forces who failed to respond to an attempted robbery that took place in[…]
Sep 8, 2008 (DVB), Authorities in Mandalay division’s Pyinmana, near the SPDC’s administrative capital Naypyidaw, have issued an order to local restaurants and shops to close by 11pm, according to[…]
Sep 5, 2008 (DVB), A directive has been sent by the state Sangha Maha Nayaka committee to monasteries and lecturing colleges in Chauk, Magwe division, ordering monks not to take[…]
Sep 2, 2008 (DVB), As the first anniversary of the September protests approaches, security has been tightened around pagoda compounds in Bago and police have been patrolling the town. Armed[…]
Aug 29, 2008 (DVB), Barbed wire barriers erected by armed government soldiers on the streets of Pakokku in an effort to prevent demonstrations have brought traffic to a standstill, local[…]
Aug 11, 2008 (DVB), Government authorities beefed up security in Sittwe in Arakan state on Saturday after rumours emerged that monks were planning to stage a protest, according to a[…]
Aug 7, 2008 (DVB), Labour and youth activists have found ways to commemorate the events of 8 August 1988 in spite of tight security and the government's efforts to curb[…]
Aug 6, 2008 (DVB), As the anniversary of the 8888 uprising draws near, the Burmese military regime has deployed troops and security officials in major cities and increased security measures[…]
Mar 17, 2008 (DVB), Heavy security has been deployed in front of Rangoon City Hall and a convoy of police and military vehicles have been seen patrolling the city, a[…]
Mar 6, 2008 (DVB), Rangoon residents said that government security forces have been seen at busy junctions in the city, having been out of public view since the crackdown on[…]
Jan 24, 2008 (DVB), A group of five National League for Democracy members who were walking in Taunggok township, Arakan state, yesterday were ordered to disperse by security forces, according[…]
Jan 22, 2008 (DVB), State transport authorities have brought in new security measures for buses in Rangoon and Magwe division, which drivers will have to enforce or face a fine.[…]
Jan 17, 2008 (DVB), A protest over commodity prices which was due to take place in Taunggok township, Arakan state, today has been disrupted by police, one of the protest[…]
Jan 15, 2008 (DVB), In the aftermath of the bomb explosion in Bago division on 11 January, local residents have expressed their suspicions about heightened security measures put in place[…]