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More than four years after he was freed by the military junta, Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner has been ordered to return the uniform he was wearing on the day of his release. Veteran democracy activist Win Tin, 83, who spend almost two
On April 1, Myanmar allowed privately owned papers to publish daily for the first time in 50 years. The government officially ended censorship last August, drawing to a close an era that saw journalists harassed, beaten and sometimes jailed or exiled.
Suu Kyi urged protesters to accept a controversial Chinese-backed mine that was the scene of a violent crackdown last year, or risk hurting the economy. [Photo: AFP]
Friday 5th April, 2013 Former US President Jimmy Carter on Friday urged Western countries to lift the remaining economic embargoes on Myanmar and said he welcomed the ongoing reforms in the country, calling for human rights and peace to ensure the
Myanmar's (Burma's) streets for the first time in decades under new freedoms that represent a revolution for a media shackled under military rule. The Voice, The Golden Fresh Land, The Union and The Standard Time - made the transition from weekly as
The Associated Press has become the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades.
I am firmly committed to use the power to deploy the security forces vested in me by the Constitution, Mr. Thein Sein said in a televised speech, his first public comments since anti-Muslim rioting in central Myanmar killed at least 40 people last
Authorities in Myanmar said Wednesday they enforced overnight curfews on two central towns in response to sectarian violence. Myanmar President Thein Sein imposed martial law over parts of Myanmar last week following clashes between Muslims and
While hundreds of political prisoners have been released in the past two years, there have been disagreements about how many remain in jail. The figure is certainly in the hundreds, and could be much higher.
A 38-tonne wind turbine crashed 50 metres (165ft) to the ground in western Japan after the steel column supporting it snapped, officials said yesterday. The Dutch-made turbine atop a Japanese-made steel column, was part of a wind farm in mountains