China and US pledge stronger tiesPresidents Obama and Hu Jintao at White House

US President Barack Obama says the US and China have a huge stake in each other’s success, as his Chinese counterpart arrives for talks.

Ninety-two Percent of Chins Abused by Burmese Military: Report

By BA KAUNG
Almost every person in Burma’s remote Chin State has experienced human rights abuses at the hands of the country’s armed forces, according to a new report.

Buildings Collapse as Heavy Snow Hits Burma’s Far North

By KO HTWE
Heavy snowfall in northern Kachin State on Sunday causes the collapse of several buildings at a trading post near the border with China, according to local residents.

Fighting Spreads in Karen State

By SAW YAN NAING
The conflict between Burmese government forces and Karen rebels is intensifying and spreading to several parts of Karen State.

Conditions Set for MPs to Attend Parliament

By BA KAUNG
Burma’s newly elected lawmakers have been notified of several conditions that have been imposed on their attendance at the opening session of Parliament.
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Is There Any Space for Ethnic MPs in Parliament?

By KAY LATT
The ethnic parties are not asking much—just a vice-presidential position in the new government. But even getting a lead role in the state and regional assemblies may be denied them.

The Rats Have It
By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR
While floods and droughts are often highlighted in the media for devastating the world’s rice production, a lesser-known culprit has been able to scurry away without being fingered for causing damage—rats.

China’s Hu to Engage in Q&A with US Media
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
Hu is known for his photographic memory and meticulous preparation and will likely come well-armed with stock answers to deflect questions on sensitive issues such as human rights.

Parliament law and rule books hard to find

senate_in_naypyidaw-1sThe date to convene Parliament is drawing near, but some political parties say they cannot buy …

EC asks MPs to wear national dress in Parliament sessions

traditional-dress-sNewly elected members of Parliament have reportedly been asked by the Election Commission (EC) in …

Election Commission tribunal to hear election cases

The Union Election Commission (UEC) will hear several complaints and lawsuits filed by political parties … Migrants missing after rights case thumbnail

Migrants missing after rights case

Malaysia deports three Burmese migrants who complained that company broke contract, while an additional two have since gone missing Ex-child soldier jailed for desertion thumbnail

Ex-child soldier jailed for desertion

Pegu man who enlisted at the age of 13 and later deserted is given a lengthy prison sentence despite practice being illegal in Burma Children shot in Karen crossfire thumbnail

Children shot in Karen crossfire

Two children, including a 12-year-old, hospitalised in Payathonzu with bullet wounds sustained as they fled ongoing clashes

Hu, Obama Hold Dinner Talks

2011-01-18

China’s leader is set to face reporters after a formal welcoming ceremony.