In an open letter to historian Thant Myint-U, Stella Naw challenges what she describes as his inaccurate account of Burma’s ethnic struggles.
Lt. Na Ma Kyar, the commander of a splinter group of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, has been killed, his group confirms.
The Irrawaddy asks members of civil society, government, political parties and others for their thoughts on the 21st Century Panglong Conference.
Fresh clashes between the Burma Army and a splinter ethnic armed group are reported on a stretch of the Asian Highway running through southern Karen State.
Participants at the Union Peace Conference, which began in Naypyidaw on Wednesday morning, voice their expectations.
The three cities able to process e-visa holders entering Burma overland include Myawaddy in Karen State, Tachileik in Shan State and Kawthaung in Tenasserim Division.
Over 1,000 attendees were present at the grand opening of the five-day conference, discussed as the first step toward national reconciliation and political dialogue.
Shwe Mann, chairman of the Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission, says overhauling the state administration is more difficult than expected.
Despite the release of scores of political prisoners under the new government, repressive laws remain in place, and people are still jailed for their beliefs.
The northern Thai city is at risk from the Zika virus, after seven cases were identified elsewhere in the province.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls on Burma to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority, ahead of peace talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and many of the country’s ethnic armed groups.
MP Aung Kyaw San submits an urgent parliamentary proposal calling for three non-Burmese members of the Arakan State Advisory Commission to be replaced with local academics.
The Irrawaddy asks members of civil society, the business community and the general public for their thoughts on the 21st Century Panglong Conference.
Forty civil society groups demand that the Burma Army halt offensives and that a ceasefire be announced prior to the Panglong peace conference.