Farmers in Dalla township are forced to relocate after the Burmese military confiscated 500 acres of land to make way for a naval storage base.
Burma has crowned a Miss Universe contestant for the first time in over 50 years.
New import laws in Burma have led to a drop in car prices that has made cars affordable for ordinary people, but it is also putting former car dealers out of business.
Burma’s largest spirit festival has become a rare opportunity for the LGBT community to dress and act freely.
Twenty-five years after the bloody military crackdown on protestors in Burma, activists are asking whether it’s time to forgive and forget.
The Buddhist nationalist movement known as 969 has spread rapidly throughout Burma but its founder, Sada Ma, insists the movement is one of peace.
BY ALI FOWLE Traditional medicine is thriving in Burma despite recent reforms in the country’s health care system. This year the health ministry increased spending on public health, bringing more[…]
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[…]
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[…]
By ALI FOWLE In the run up to the South East Asian Games, due to be held in Burma at the end of this year, locals in Irrawaddy division are being[…]
Pascal Khoo Thwe is an award-winning author from Shan state who recently returned to Burma after being in exile for 24 years. He spoke to Ali Fowle about the changes[…]
The downtown area of Rangoon is well known for its iconic colonial architecture. But recent developments in the country mean century old buildings are demolished to make way for modern[…]
MPs returned to Parliament in Burma’s capital Naypyidaw
A feeling of elation has swept Rangoon as people celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi’s momentous victory in Sunday’s by-election. The iconic opposition leader has won the vote in her constituency,[…]
Aung San Suu Kyi visited polling stations to greet voters on Sunday. The NLD leader is contesting a seat in Rangoon division’s Kawhmu township, where support for her is high.
After months of campaigning, on Sunday national elections will be held for the third time in just 50 years as the country appears to be transitioning out of a military[…]
The National League for Democracy (NLD), Burma’s opposition party, lead by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has announced that they will re register as a political party[…]
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) held a press conference at the NLD headquarters in Rangoon, to share her assessment of the past[…]
Burmese migrant workers fleeing floodwaters in Thailand are facing arrest, extortion and discrimination at the hands of Thai authorities. Tens of thousands of migrants are thought to have been affected[…]
A year ago Burma’s military rulers held the country’s first elections in two decades. Despite widespread international criticism over the legitimacy of the polls, the generals sought to convince the[…]
Hundreds of people are thought to be dead or missing after severe flooding in central Burma. As floodwaters disperse the scale of the destruction in Burma’s Magwe division is becoming[…]
Serious atrocities against the ethnic Kachin, committed by the Burmese Army, have been revealed in a report launched by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand. The report, named Burma’s Covered[…]
A candlelit peace walk was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Tuesday 27 September to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the violent suppression of peaceful monk-led protests in Burma, known[…]
New U.S. envoy to Burma, Derek Mitchell has spoken positively of his visit to Burma, describing talks with government officials as beneficial. On Wednesday, in a press conference held at[…]
The Free Burma VJ campaign on 9 September protested in front of the Burmese embassy in Bangkok to call for the release of jailed Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) video-journalist[…]
Luc Besson’s The Lady will be premiering later this year at the Toronto Film Festival. Leading lady, Aung San Suu Kyi, is played by Michelle Yeoh, and starring opposite her[…]
Signs of seemingly positive change in Burma are being met with mixed reactions inside the country and around the world. Friday August 19 saw a long awaited meeting between NLD[…]
Recent attacks by the Burmese Army on the Shan State Army North have caused over 30,000 people in Shan state to flee their homes. With little access to basic supplies,[…]