By   Sagaing Workers March to Naypyidaw to Protest for Labor Rights

Dozens of workers from a plywood factory in Sagaing Industrial Zone march to Naypyidaw to protest for labor rights, after a dispute over working hours.

By   Interfaith Leaders Call For ‘Legal Action’ Against Hate Speech

Over 100 community leaders participate in a forum on ‘Interfaith Understanding and Peace Advocacy’ to reduce interreligious tension in Burma.


Renovation of a 100-year-old building in Rangoon marks a major accomplishment for cultural and architectural heritage protection efforts, despite the encroachment of developers.

By   Muslim IDPs in Arakan State Seek Safer Boating Option

Muslims at an Arakan State IDP camp are asking the chief minister to grant them safer transport options after over 20 people died at sea.

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.

By   Sagaing Workers March to Naypyidaw to Protest for Labor Rights

Dozens of workers from a plywood factory in Sagaing Industrial Zone march to Naypyidaw to protest for labor rights, after a dispute over working hours.

By   Rangoon’s Strand Hotel to Close for Major Facelift

Rangoon’s iconic colonial-era hotel closes for six months on May 1 to undergo extensive renovations, the first in more than 20 years.

By   Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Steps Down

In a surprise move, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission submitted a letter of resignation on Thursday to step down from his current


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


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.