In a meeting with State Counselor Suu Kyi, an ethnic Wa delegation says they will remain in the Union of Burma, rather than opting to split from the country.
China’s envoy observing the Mai Ja Yang ethnic armed group summit said China backs ‘all the forces that support internal peace in Burma.’
Union parliamentarians directed heavy criticism at the rights commission, including over its poor record on securing compliance from government ministries.
Stakeholders including the International Organization for Migration and the UNHCR discuss preparations for refugee repatriation from the Thai-Burma border.
To solve current problems in the commercial capital, the Rangoon divisional government will form a coordination committee with young entrepreneurs.
Seven border guard policemen from a post on the Burma-Bangladesh border are under investigation for not turning over nearly 300,000 methamphetamine pills.
Union parliamentarians push the government to reform the tax system, so as to plug shortfalls and allocate the tax burden more fairly.
The Irrawaddy’s Kyaw Hsu Mon speaks with Deputy Minister Maung Maung Win about the Ministry of National Planning and Finance’s challenges and responsibilities.
A move pledged as part of Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population’s 100-day plan leads to the removal of 607 names—more than 200 Burmese and 300 foreigners—from the blacklist.
Burma’s new five-year health-sector plan includes upgrading all 25-bed hospitals into 50-bed ones, according to the minister of health.
A new system of food provision, using electronic cards, is being introduced at the end of this month for Burmese refugees living on the Thai-Burma border.
The committee recommends that modification orders given to eight Rangoon high-rise construction projects be rescinded, after developers petitioned them.
On the second day of a summit in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State, ethnic armed group leaders propose combining three divisions to form a Burman state within a federal union.
Due to heavy rains in Shan State and increased scrutiny from Chinese officials, Burmese traders are unable to offload their goods in China, sources say.