The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Domestic terminal nears completion; 4G rollout complete; Concerns over inflation; Burmese coffee enters US; China boosts foreign aid.
Arakan National Party lawmakers say the issuance of full citizenship to a Buthidaung Township woman was carried out against existing regulations.
National reconciliation requires recognizing the diverse, autonomous pasts of ethnic minority groups, which the current official history does not allow for.
Damage to almost 200 historic pagodas and temples in Bagan after the earthquake is not dampening tourist interest, with tour operators even reporting a bump.
A Sittwe court denies a bail request from prominent activist Khine Myo Htun, who was arrested last month and faces charges after accusing the Burma Army of committing war crimes.
The Asian Highway project is leading to increased militarization and the risk of armed conflict, say three ethnic Karen organizations.
Attendees at the Mon National Conference promise to stand against the use of a coal power plant by a cement company in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township.
A longtime haven for Burma’s political dissidents, Thailand’s Mae Sot continues to host large numbers of Burmese migrant workers, visitors and merchants.
The Arakan National Party calls on the govt to cancel the new Arakan State Advisory Commission due to the presence of three high-profile international members.
After an emergency meeting in Thailand, the United Nationalities Federal Council confirms that they will attend the 21st Century Panglong event.
After an earthquake damages almost 200 temples in Bagan, The Irrawaddy speaks to Than Zaw Oo, director of Burma’s branch of the World Heritage Site Committee, about restoration plans.
Unesco surveys damage to 187 historic temples in Bagan, amid concerns that premature efforts to clear debris may disturb artifacts and hamper restoration.
The YSX announced on Thursday that the base price for MCB shares would be 6,800 kyats.