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Tens of thousands of Burmese Baptists are celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of an American missionary who is credited with translating the first Burmese-language Bible and bringing Baptist Christianity to the country.
An Irishman, Laurence Carroll has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to become a Buddhist monk, and became famous in Burma in the early 20th Century for denouncing the spread of Christianity there.
President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed President Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar during arrival honors in MalacaA ang Palace on Thursday.
Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday expressed condolences for the passing away of Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died Thursday night.
As the Southeast Asian Games got underway this week, local Burmese media groups say access to events has been restricted, limiting their ability to cover the landmark sporting event.
The New York Times released a timely op-ed this week warning that investment in Burma could aid the military, whose power the reform drive is ostensibly aimed at diluting.
ICJ's Asia-Pacific Director Sam Zarifi and HGP Than Than Aye seen at an event to release an ICJ report on December 3 Corruptions and bribery remain embedded in Myanmar's judiciary system and the government and authorities continue to interfere in politically sensitive cases, the International Commission of Jurists said in a report released on ... (more)
MAI JA YANG, 5 December 2013 - Even if a nationwide ceasefire is signed between the Burmese government and armed opposition groups, people displaced by fighting in Myanmar's Kachin State may face land tenure problems when they return to their homes, say rights groups.
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Amid calls from Burma's ethnic armed groups for the establishment of a "federal army," the country's commander-in-chief has claimed that the current military is already a federally constituted institution, owing to its inclusion of ethnic minority members within the ranks.
A Burmese activist who burned a Chinese flag during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon last week has been detained by the police.
Eleven Arakanese nationalists, including a chairman of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party , who were detained in connection with the ethno-religious violence that broke out in October, have been released on bail.
As fund-raisers go, it's hardly extravagant - a donation of $10 a plate for dinner at Rangoon Restaurant in Chinatown.
Local authorities are preparing to resettle hundreds of Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in March between local Buddhists and the Muslims in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Division, according a state-run newspaper.
Before the Burma government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Burman people in the country.