Lower House Speaker Win Myint appeals to parliamentarians to seek official approval for workshops and meetings with non-governmental and civil society organizations.
The State Counselor will meet representatives from the UWSA and the Mongla Army in Naypyidaw to discuss their participation in the Union Peace Conference.
Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein cites a ‘tight budget’ of less than US$300 million as an obstacle to delivering multi-sector improvements to Rangoon.
The organizers of a National Ethnic Youth Conference to be held in Panglong in Shan State plan to defy a suspension order from the state government.
Leaders representing 17 ethnic armed groups gather in Mai Ja Yang to search for common ground in working toward a federal system in Burma.
An editorial in State-run paper The Mirror argues for the abandonment of the highly controversial Myitsone Dam because it harms Burma-China relations.
A yoga workshop, a free English class, an LGBT club night, and a book fair—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
A reportedly defective ‘lucky draw’ from the Qatar-based mobile network provider is met with social media fury and a government suspension order.
The Arakan National Party accuses Burma’s previous government of issuing citizenship documents to over 1,000 Muslims they say are ineligible for citizen status.
The National League for Democracy government will announce its long-awaited economic policy through state-run media on July 29.
A Rangoon lawmaker will submit a proposal that would return the city’s historical Secretariat building—which was leased to a private company—to the public.
To achieve peace, Aung San Suu Kyi must find common ground with army generals as well as ethnic leaders, and the events of last week have been encouraging.
More than 300 jade mining companies in Kachin State will be unable to renew their licenses when they expire at the end of July.
Thai investment in energy, satellite-based air traffic control, arrival of a Japanese ramen chain, Rangoon power plant overhaul, and rising Telenor profits.