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Despite completion of several overpasses already, it is unclear whether Rangoon’s ambitious construction projects will solve the city’s traffic problems.

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Outside the commercial capital Rangoon lies a safe haven that, just over the past four months, has helped more than 200 sick and abandoned felines.

By   Women Demand Support for Burma’s Working Mothers

Parliamentarians and civil society activists argue that Burma needs a more concrete social welfare policy to help mothers in the workplace.

By   ANP Lawmaker Fires Warning on Preserving Controversial Laws

An Arakanese lawmaker warned the National League for Democracy Friday against amending several controversial laws that critics contend are discriminatory.

By   Missing Chinese Journalist Under Investigation in China

A Chinese journalist and rights activist who disappeared in Thailand last month is now under investigation in China, his wife said on Thursday.

By   Thai Police: Slain Spanish Man ID’d from Body Parts in River

Bangkok police have said they have identified a man whose body parts were found floating in the city’s Chao Phraya River as a Spanish consultant.

By   Seoul, Tokyo Threaten to Intercept N. Korean Rocket Debris

South Korea and Japan have vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket North Korea plans to fire

By   China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uighurs, Including Canadian

A court in China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher.

By   With Mining Law Changes, Are Foreign Firms Set to Dig In?

Long-anticipated revisions to Burma’s Mining Law could spur foreign investment in a sector that remains vulnerable to frontier market perils.

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Despite completion of several overpasses already, it is unclear whether Rangoon’s ambitious construction projects will solve the city’s traffic problems.

By   The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (Feb. 6, 2016)

Ooredoo doubles down in Burma; IFC to finance Rangoon port with junta ties; outgoing minister makes final push to prioritize Chinese hydropower.  

By   Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘When NLD Lawmakers Deal with Ethnic Issues, They Need to Use Their Heart and Their Brain’

This week, the panel discusses Burma’s new Parliament and how, going forward, it will handle the country’s important political and ethnic issues.

By   Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘When NLD Lawmakers Deal with Ethnic Issues, They Need to Use Their Heart and Their Brain’

This week, the panel discusses Burma’s new Parliament and how, going forward, it will handle the country’s important political and ethnic issues.

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Ma Thandar, the widow of murdered journalist Par Gyi, is a newly elected NLD MP and she spoke about her party’s approach in the new

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  This week, the panel discusses the prospect of power sharing in the government between the military, the NLD and ethnic parties.

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The Irrawaddy speaks with the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy chairman Khun Htun Oo about the intricacies of building a genuine federal union.

By   A Kachin Leader’s Legacy Lives On Through His Daughter

The eldest daughter of former KIO leader Maran Brang Seng will enter the Kachin State parliament on Feb. 8 to pursue her father’s struggle for

By   Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes on New NLD Government

Living in limbo for more than four years, many IDPs hope the new government will prioritize peace in Kachin State so they could go home.

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The mixed martial arts rise of Aung La N Sang, known in the United States as “The Burmese Python,” took even his family by surprise.

By   Yangon gridlock: solutions elusive as traffic chokes city

Experts say a holistic approach is needed to resolve Rangoon’s ever-worsening traffic jams, but the government’s response has been to tinker around the edges.

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.

By   Thailand Dashes Burma’s SEA Games Gold Hopes With 3-0 Win

A spirited performance is not enough for Burma at the Southeast Asian Games football final, with the under-23 team falling to favored Thailand 3-0.

By   Burma Earns Shot at Gold With 2-1 Win Over Vietnam

Burma edges past Vietnam in the semifinal match of the Southeast Asian Games football competition, winning 2-1 to earn a chance at the gold medal.

By   ‘No stars, No Problem’ for Burma’s Young Footballers

Burma’s under-23 side captures the nation’s imagination by storming into the semifinals unbeaten, stirring hopes of a first Southeast Asian Games football gold since 1973.