Yangon Heritage Trust reveals its conservation strategy for Rangoon and says the city is “at a tipping point” and that without action there will be a terrible loss of cultural heritage.
Former political prisoners call on the Union government to establish a justice ministry to ensure judicial independence and prison reform.
A seizure of 25 tons of teak logs on the Salween River near the Thai-Burma border is evidence that the illegal trade persists despite a nationwide logging ban.
A Lower House lawmaker calls on the govt to restrict Muslim birth rates in two Arakan State townships—a move criticized by Burma’s health minister and an international rights group.
Police raid a house suspected of drug dealing only to be forced back by knife-wielding residents in Tenasserim’s Myeik Township.
A look back at one Japanese photojournalist’s take on the killing of a colleague and countryman nine years ago during Burma’s Saffron Revolution.
Rock concerts, art exhibitions, and a book fair—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Nine years ago, Buddhist monks in Rangoon led street protests in what came to be known as the “Saffron Revolution.”
A meeting between Burma’s business community and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed following her trip to the United States and reports of fatigue.
Parliament’s Lower House approves an emergency proposal calling for the dismissal of three Myanmar National Human Rights Commission members.
Six new committee members are elected to the Mandalay City Development Committee amid calls that the election was not run fairly.
Despite international pressure over human trafficking in the seafood trade, Thailand is failing to reform the fish processing industry and compensate victims of slavery
As clashes between a DKBA splinter group and the BGF subside, The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng writes of time spent amidst conflict in Karen State.
Burma’s State Counselor Office announces Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is stable but “she needs to take some rest for a while.”