By   This Week in Parliament (August 22-26)

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

By   ANP Objects to Issuing of ‘Pink Card’ to Muslim Woman

Arakan National Party lawmakers say the issuance of full citizenship to a Buthidaung Township woman was carried out against existing regulations.

By   Peace and Reconciliation Call For New Ways of Looking Back

National reconciliation requires recognizing the diverse, autonomous pasts of ethnic minority groups, which the current official history does not allow for.

By   Human Rights Activist Denied Bail in Arakan State

A Sittwe court denies a bail request from prominent activist Khine Myo Htun, who was arrested last month and faces charges after accusing the Burma

By   Bertil Lintner: ‘China is the Most Important Foreign Player in the Peace Process’

Burma expert Bertil Lintner discusses Suu Kyi’s China visit with The The Irrawaddy.

By   KBZ Bank Opens Office in Bangkok

Kanbawza Bank (KBZ Bank) has opened a representative office in Bangkok, the first Burmese bank to establish an international presence.


Burma’s President’s Office says that security on State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will increase, in response to reports that she was on an ISIS


Known locally as Mahachai, and by foreigners as ‘Little Burma,’ Thailand’s Samut Sakhon hosts up to 400,000 Burmese migrants working in factories and fisheries.

By   The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (Aug 27)

Domestic terminal nears completion; 4G rollout complete; Concerns over inflation; Burmese coffee enters US; China boosts foreign aid.

By   Bagan Tourist Interest Bumps After Quake

Damage to almost 200 historic pagodas and temples in Bagan after the earthquake is not dampening tourist interest, with tour operators even reporting a bump.

By   Myanmar Citizens Bank Announces Share Prices on Yangon Stock Exchange

The YSX announced on Thursday that the base price for MCB shares would be 6,800 kyats.


The Central Bank publishes an inflation rate of 12.14 percent, surpassing the predictions of the World Bank and leading to fears of an upward spiral.


After an earthquake damages almost 200 temples in Bagan, The Irrawaddy speaks to Than Zaw Oo, director of Burma’s branch of the World Heritage Site


Khin Zaw Oo, a government peace negotiator, speaks with Irrawaddy senior reporter Nyein Nyein about ongoing peace process negotiations with three ethnic armed groups.


The Irrawaddy speaks with the ambassador about Switzerland’s development assistance, its role in Burma’s peace process and growing trade relations.


The Irrawaddy talks with political analysts Than Soe Naing and Maung Maung Soe about Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China and her approach toward


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


While many filmmakers complain that govt censorship shackles their artistry, it is not the only thing stunting the emergence of a Burmese Hollywood.

By   From Aung San’s Driver to Centenarian, a Long and Winding Road Reaches Its End

In this story published in 2015, the man who drove Aung San during the historic Panglong Conference reflects on his life in politics, prison and


Fighting between a Karen ethnic armed group and the Burma Army ended in 2012. Now a once desolate conflict zone is set for a comeback.

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.