The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Singapore invests in tourism; Anthem Asia invests in Rangoon Tea House; Tata group and State Bank of India open offices; Construction firms receive warning; Animal feed company invests in Rangoon production facility.
The Burma Army currently has a handful of peacekeepers serving in Africa on two peacekeeping missions, for the first time in half a century.
If you fancy the comforting taste of Singaporean or Malaysian food during the soggy days of Rangoon’s rainy season here are five restaurants about town you really must try.
Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ye Ni talks to Ko Swe Win, chief report at Myanmar Now, about an investigative report he produced about the torture of two underage domestic workers in Rangoon.
Court hearings for the prosecution have wrapped up in the Thai court case against four Burmese migrant workers accused of murdering a student in Ranong Province in 2015.
Prominent Burmese writer Ma Thida receives the first annual ‘Disturbing the Peace Award’ by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.
Burma’s State Counselor speaks to the region’s parliamentarians during her opening address of the 37th Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Naypyidaw.
Police arrest an Irrawaddy Division high school teacher for allegedly raping two of his students, according to local police.
US issues travel warnings for pregnant women entering eleven countries in Southeast Asia, including Burma
The decision by the United States to give military assistance to countries that recruit and use child soldiers, including Burma, fails child soldiers but is not unexpected
Anti-immigration feelings are on the rise, rights group fears
Married women in Burma give birth to five children on average, while 2014 census findings highlight a lack of education and a need for family planning.
Burma’s Lower House of Parliament passes the long-awaited Myanmar Investment Bill to mixed reviews, and it now moves to the Upper House.
Karen sources say military activity and tension near the site of the Hat Gyi dam could lead to a breakdown of Burma’s nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Authorities in Putao Township, Kachin State, issue an order to an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp saying agencies and groups need permission to deliver aid.
Pockets within the Burma military may still be cooperating with North Korea despite government and military opposition, according to a senior US official.
A man of great poise, dignity and generosity, U Aung Htike passed away on Sept. 23, 2016.
Six members of a family accused of human trafficking and child abuse at downtown Rangoon’s Ava Tailor Shop appear at a court hearing.