By   Hospital Upgrades Planned

Burma’s new five-year health-sector plan includes upgrading all 25-bed hospitals into 50-bed ones, according to the minister of health.

By   New Food Delivery System for Refugee Camps on Thai Border

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


The committee recommends that modification orders given to eight Rangoon high-rise construction projects be rescinded, after developers petitioned them.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


Known locally as Mahachai, and by foreigners as ‘Little Burma,’ Thailand’s Samut Sakhon hosts up to 400,000 Burmese migrants working in factories and fisheries.

By   Thailand Sets Up Security Centers Ahead of Referendum

Thailand's military government sets up security centers around the country ahead of an August referendum on a new constitution, a government spokesman says.

By   Thai Elephant Gets New Prosthetic Leg

Mosha the elephant, who stepped on a landmine along the Thai-Myanmar border 10 years ago, received her ninth prosthetic leg on Wednesday.

By   China Risks ‘Outlaw’ Status If It Rejects South China Sea Ruling: Lawyer

An international ruling next month is expected to deprive China of its claim to most of the South China Sea, risking being seen as an

By   Trade Troubles on the Chinese Border

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.

By   Lawmaker and Real Estate Developer Condemns Suspended High-Rise Construction

A Lower House MP behind a Rangoon high-rise project has criticized the division’s chief minister for a decision to suspend the construction of more than

By   Ooredoo Lucky Draw Draws Fire From Users

A reportedly defective ‘lucky draw’ from the Qatar-based mobile network provider is met with social media fury and a government suspension order.


The National League for Democracy government will announce its long-awaited economic policy through state-run media on July 29.


The Irrawaddy speaks with Khine Win from the Sandhi Governance Institute and political columnist Ko Ye Naing Moe about the new government’s 100-day plan.


The Irrawaddy speaks with former Information Minister Ye Htut and political commentator Yan Myo Thein about the role of permanent secretaries within the ministries.


The Irrawaddy speaks to Myanmar Press Council member Saya Kyi Min and lawyer Robert San Aung about a lawsuit brought against 7 Day newspaper by


The Irrawaddy speaks with divisional lawmaker Nay Phone Latt and Irrawaddy senior reporter Kyaw Phyo Tha about the city’s lack of public space.


While many filmmakers complain that govt censorship shackles their artistry, it is not the only thing stunting the emergence of a Burmese Hollywood.

By   From Aung San’s Driver to Centenarian, a Long and Winding Road Reaches Its End

In this story published in 2015, the man who drove Aung San during the historic Panglong Conference reflects on his life in politics, prison and


Fighting between a Karen ethnic armed group and the Burma Army ended in 2012. Now a once desolate conflict zone is set for a comeback.

By   The School Builder

A Canadian Zen Buddhist monk who came to Burma to teach meditation discovers that his life must go in a different direction.

By   Burmese Climbers Summit Everest

Two Burmese mountaineers summit Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers from the country to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain.  

By   Bangkok Temple Now a Venerated Site for Leicester City Fans

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s Thai fans.

By   Burmese Trio Readies for History-Making Everest Bid

A trio of climbers hopes to become the first Burmese nationals to summit the world’s tallest peak, a climb expected to take over two months.

By   Karen Refugee Eyeing Premier League With Sheffield United

An ethnic Karen refugee who was born at a camp on the Thai border earns a professional contract with the English football club Sheffield United.