By   Anti-Rohingya Demonstrators to Be Charged With Unlawful Protest

A group of Buddhist nationalists will be charged with illegally protesting after they picketed outside the US Embassy against its use of the word “Rohingya.”

By   Burma Bans Lucrative Logging in Bid to Preserve Forests

Burma has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly elected National League for Democracy government steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official says.

By   ALP Spokesman: Party Members Threatened With Arrest

Central executive committee members of the ALP were threatened with arrest for a statement aiming charges at the Burma Army, according to the ALP spokesman.


A bill rescinding Burma’s 1975 State Protection Law will likely go to Parliament after it reconvenes next week, the Lower House’s Bill Committee chairman says.

By   China Passes Law Tightening Controls on Foreign Nonprofits

China passes a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision.

By   Tuna Giant Thai Union Scraps Worker Fees to Tackle Labor Abuses

Thai Union will eliminate recruitment fees for its workers to prevent them from racking up debts to job brokers and from being exploited and abused.

By   Exiled Tibetans Re-Elect Leader Who Vows to Revive Autonomy Push

Lobsang Sangay vows after being re-elected to convince the international community to renew its interest in his campaign for China to grant Tibet autonomy.

By   Indonesia’s Search for Mass Graves Met With Skepticism

Before turning over their data on mass graves, rights groups seek specifics from the Indonesian government on how it will investigate anti-communist massacres in 1965.


Myanmar Thilawa Special Economic Holdings will become the second firm to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange, but its initial offering price remains undisclosed.

By   Burma’s Serge Pun Says He Takes ‘Red Tape Road’ to Profit

The Burmese magnate Serge Pun says “delay” is the price paid for trying to do business ethically in Burma, long identified as corrupt and opaque.


Thousands of outstanding reports of farmland seizure from the previous parliamentary body are slated to be investigated by the current legislature.

By   Rangoon Firms Seek Fixes to Familiar Woes in Chief Minister Meet-Up

Rangoon businesses press the division’s new Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein to deal with squatters, and the city’s notoriously unreliable water and electricity supplies.


Tint Zaw, a Union Solidarity and Development Party senior member, discusses a recent USDP purge, his party’s plans and Thein Sein’s role in its future. 

By   Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘We Cannot Accept the National Education Law’

The Irrawaddy speaks with general secretary of the ABFSU Phyoe Phyoe Aung and student union leader Nan Linn about ongoing protests against the National Education


The Irrawaddy speaks with lawyer U Ko Ni and former Lower House lawmaker U Ye Htun to discuss the State Counselor Bill and Burma’s history

By   Chit Khine: ‘The Leadership Has To Show Magnanimity’

The Irrawaddy speaks with Chit Khine, chairman of the Eden Group of Companies, about cronies, corruption and Burma’s economic prospects.

By   From Prison to Burma’s Halls of Power: An NLD MP’s Journey

Bo Bo Oo’s new parliamentary seat contrasts sharply with how he spent most of his adult life, jailed by Burma’s former junta at age 26.


After years promoting education and supporting Suu Kyi and the NLD from the sidelines, Su Su Lwin steps into the spotlight, as Burma’s new first

By   A Kachin Leader’s Legacy Lives On Through His Daughter

The eldest daughter of former KIO leader Maran Brang Seng will enter the Kachin State parliament on Feb. 8 to pursue her father’s struggle for

By   Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes on New NLD Government

Living in limbo for more than four years, many IDPs hope the new government will prioritize peace in Kachin State so they could go home.

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.

By   Karen Refugee Eyeing Premier League With Sheffield United

An ethnic Karen refugee who was born at a camp on the Thai border earns a professional contract with the English football club Sheffield United.

By   Thailand Dashes Burma’s SEA Games Gold Hopes With 3-0 Win

A spirited performance is not enough for Burma at the Southeast Asian Games football final, with the under-23 team falling to favored Thailand 3-0.

By   Burma Earns Shot at Gold With 2-1 Win Over Vietnam

Burma edges past Vietnam in the semifinal match of the Southeast Asian Games football competition, winning 2-1 to earn a chance at the gold medal.