Rising demand for purified drinking water in Burma has led to a proliferation of brands, some of which are unlicensed and lacking hygiene standards.
This week, the panel discusses the recent purge of 17 senior members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, including its former chairman Shwe Mann.
Domestic aviation sector “unsustainable,” says report; tripling of exports envisaged; new telecoms operator coming together; Telenor sees steady growth; and Americans eye Burmese coffee.
Although typically cool, Shan State’s upland areas, much like the rest of Burma, have been suffering from an unusually powerful El Niño weather pattern.
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.
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.
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.
The Irrawaddy spoke to a diverse selection of leaders about the possibility of another Panglong Conference and their expectations for the talks.
Rangoon’s iconic colonial-era hotel closes for six months on May 1 to undergo extensive renovations, the first in more than 20 years.
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 post.
A group of Buddhist nationalists will be charged with illegally protesting after they picketed outside the US Embassy against its use of the word “Rohingya.”
China passes a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision.
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.