Pegu Division is the latest region hit by flooding in Burma, with more than 50,000 people affected, according to the divisional government.
Six Muslim residents are charged for allegedly traveling from other regions without government approval and failing to return their ‘white cards’ in 2015.
The United Nationalities Federal Council joins the political dialogue framework review meeting in Rangoon on Friday, just ahead of the Union Peace Conference.
Seven soldiers, including four commissioned officers, accused of murdering five civilians in northern Shan State confess before a court martial in Lashio.
For the United Wa State Army, statehood, territory and relations with China all play into the group’s positions and goals throughout the peace process.
Development of the century-old complex remains in the hands of private developers with links to the ex-military elite, whose pledges of public accessibility spark cautious hope.
A World Bank Loan worth US$100 million aims to cover a state deficit by separating salaries from the budget.
Authorities exhume the bodies of seven locals who were killed in Lashio Township’s Mong Yaw Village in order to perform autopsies.
Clashes break out in Kachin State between members of the Kachin Independence Army and the Burma Army along the highway connecting Mogaung and Hpakant townships.
More than 350,000 people from some 700 villages have been affected by flooding in three of the Irrawaddy Division’s districts, according to the divisional government.
Art exhibitions, concerts, a free-form dance session, a furniture expo, and a youth forum—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Cold pills containing pseudoephedrine are trafficked from the Indian border to secret laboratories in eastern Burma to produce methamphetamine.
At a workshop in Chiang Mai, ethnic armed groups signal concern at efforts to fast track certain processes simultaneously with political negotiations.
The National League for Democracy expels 12 senior members in Mandalay’s Yamethin Township for reportedly failing to follow party regulations during the 2015 campaign.
At a ceremony in Rangoon, 88 Generation activists call for a national day to commemorate the birth of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.