The commission includes members of the ANP, NLD, and USDP, as well as a military appointee and legal advisor.
Criticism has been raised that the government’s pricing of the jade stone is too low: some expect it may be worth as much as US$170 million.
Hearings begin for an internal investigation into the dismissal and demotion of leading members of the NLD’s Shan State chapter by U Win Htein.
Lonely Planet ranks Burma ninth in countries to visit and says ‘Southeast Asia’s most secretive country is poised to receive an influx of travelers.’
Netizens and older comedians fail to see the funny side of a comedy skit critical of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that went viral
Women’s rights organizations are holding the singing competition to raise community awareness about the issue.
Overlooked by local government, what were established as places of innocent recreation for Rangoon residents have become havens for unlawful gambling.
The Irrawaddy’s Saw Yan Naing interviews Vivian Tan, the UNHCR’s spokesperson in Asia, about the returnees—including their hopes and their fears.
The American actress is the most prominent face in one of Asia’s major competitive film festivals and Japan’s biggest, which began on Tuesday.
If the government follows through with economic reform, business leaders say, there is hope to be had that the economy will be primed for growth.
The chairman of the Zaykabar Group of Companies and formerly sanctioned businessman speaks to The Irrawaddy about new economic policies in Burma.
‘What troubles me most is the lack of access for a proper assessment,’ said UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma Yanghee Lee.
The Union Election Commission will conduct the update in 19 constituencies where by-elections will be held on April 1.
Companies linked to a former US secretary of state and Burmese cronies are among a consortium to generate electricity to prevent the city’s blackouts.
Several dozen flee Mongyang, fearing conflict as tensions flare between the Burma Army and the United Wa State Army over Mongla.