As the Restoration Council of Shan State expands its numbers, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army launches attacks, attempting to maintain control of its territory.
A nixed dam in Malaysian Borneo could provide useful parallels for opponents of the controversial Myitsone dam in Burma’s Kachin State.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week, ranging from music festivals to art and photo exhibitions.
Survivors of Indonesia’s anti-communist massacres in 1965 have submitted a list of what they say are more than 100 mass graves to the government.
Japan will help countries in the lower Mekong River basin improve infrastructure and bolster development with US$7 billion in aid over three years.
Dr. Nang Pann Ei Kham heads a network of civil society groups and researchers who advocate reforming Burma’s ineffective drug control laws.
Thousands protest in Arakan State to demand a cessation of hostilities after a recent escalation of violence leaves more than 1,000 displaced and homeless.
Leading women from minority and civil society groups advocate more female participation in Burma’s peace process and federalism during trainings in Switzerland and Norway.
El Nino winds strike Mandalay Division again, damaging homes, causing blackouts, and injuring residents.
Parliament looks to reduce the frequency with which by-elections are held by banning them in the first and fifth year of parliamentary terms.
Three members of the National League for Democracy meet United Wa State Army leaders as the new government begins delving into Burma’s fractious peace process.
Members of the two largest signatories to the nationwide ceasefire meet to discuss strategy ahead of the “Panglong-style” summit proposed by Aung San Suu Kyi.
Win Khaing says engineers will be jailed if the roads they construct don’t last at least five years, the length of his government’s term.
A security law used to oppress Aung San Suu Kyi and other former dissidents is targeted for revocation in a new bill submitted to Parliament.