By   This Week in Parliament (September 26-30)

The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.

By   Burma Army Troops Serving as UN Peacekeepers in Liberia and South Sudan

The Burma Army currently has a handful of peacekeepers serving in Africa on two peacekeeping missions, for the first time in half a century.

By   Singaporean and Malaysian Restaurants in Rangoon

If you fancy the comforting taste of Singaporean or Malaysian food during the soggy days of Rangoon’s rainy season here are five restaurants about town

By   Defense To Present Witnesses in Ranong Murder Case

Court hearings for the prosecution have wrapped up in the Thai court case against four Burmese migrant workers accused of murdering a student in Ranong

By   Thailand Confirms Two Cases of Zika-linked Microcephaly, First in region

US issues travel warnings for pregnant women entering eleven countries in Southeast Asia, including Burma

By   Thai Palace: King’s Kidneys Still Not Functioning Properly

King Bhumibol Adulyadej's kidneys are still not functioning properly, but infections plaguing the 88-year-old monarch have eased.

By   Asia Leaders Tiptoe Around South China Sea Tensions

Asian leaders played down tensions over the South China Sea in a carefully worded Asean summit statement in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday

By   Asean Summit Overshadowed by Philippine President’s Remarks

A summit of Southeast Asian leaders to discuss issues ranging from terrorism to South China Sea tensions opened Tuesday, overshadowed by the Philippine president's unrestrained

By   The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (October 1)

Singapore invests in tourism; Anthem Asia invests in Rangoon Tea House; Tata group and State Bank of India open offices; Construction firms receive warning; Animal


Burma’s Lower House of Parliament passes the long-awaited Myanmar Investment Bill to mixed reviews, and it now moves to the Upper House.

By   Gold Price Highest on Record

Gold prices reach record highs as the value of the kyat lowers and the price of the US dollar continues to increase, according to industry


A meeting between Burma’s business community and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed following her trip to the United States and reports

By   Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘Abuse of Human Dignity Should Not Be Accepted’

Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ye Ni talks to Ko Swe Win, chief report at Myanmar Now, about an investigative report he produced about the torture of


As the US pledges to lift sanctions, The Irrawaddy senior reporter Kyaw Hsu Mon talks to MKT Construction Co. chairman U Myo Mint and economist

By   Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘Our Economy Will Not Pick Up Unless and Until Economic Sanctions are Lifted’

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits the US, U Khine Win and Daw Yamin Myat Aye join Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ye Ni to discuss


Better relations between the US and the Burmese military could be a good thing, says veteran Burma scholar.


Despite international pressure over human trafficking in the seafood trade, Thailand is failing to reform the fish processing industry and compensate victims of slavery


Three members of a family accused of human trafficking and abuse at a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop are arrested and detained

By   Can Rangoon Become a Disabled-Friendly City?

As Burma’s commercial capital changes, its disabled community continues to face a hostile physical environment and stubborn social attitudes.


Development of the century-old complex remains in the hands of private developers with links to the ex-military elite, whose pledges of public accessibility spark cautious

By   Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week

A football final, a lethwei world championship, charity events and art exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.

By   Burmese Climbers Summit Everest

Two Burmese mountaineers summit Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers from the country to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain.  

By   Bangkok Temple Now a Venerated Site for Leicester City Fans

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s Thai fans.

By   Burmese Trio Readies for History-Making Everest Bid

A trio of climbers hopes to become the first Burmese nationals to summit the world’s tallest peak, a climb expected to take over two months.