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The Irrawaddy keeps you up-to-date on the parliamentary proceedings of the week that was.
Briefly meeting with members of the Wa and Mongla public, the State Counselor discusses national languages, education and broader political participation.
The launch of the government’s five-year economic policy contains only broad outlines, leaving some industry leaders frustrated at the lack of detail.
As ethnic armed groups gather in Kachin State to search for common ground toward federalism, clashes break out between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
Burma’s securities commission will not allow foreigners to buy shares on the Yangon Stock Exchange this year, says the deputy minister of planning and finance.
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.