Burma’s government seeks cooperation of concerned labor ministries in issuing official work permits for undocumented Burmese domestic workers in foreign countries.
Upper House lawmakers have blamed Burma’s endemic drug problem on a nexus of corrupt government officials and warlords commanding ethnic militias.
Preparations to enable the return of refugees on the Thai-Burma border raise concerns of indirect ‘pressure’ in light of unsafe environments for return.
EarthRights International calls for the immediate release of prominent environmental activist Khine Myo Htun, who will appear for a court hearing on Friday.
The large-scale dispossession of farmers in the Irrawaddy Delta, some linked to Shwe Man, may challenge civil-military relations under the new government.
Land confiscation and rights abuses linked to militarization in southeastern Burma have particularly adverse impacts on women, human rights advocates say.
Burma’s former peace negotiator’s Machiavellian methods do not align with Aung San Suu Kyi’s desire to maintain integrity in the peace process.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Win Myat Aye, Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, on responding to Burma’s floods.
Burma’s President’s Office says that security on State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will increase, in response to reports that she was on an ISIS hit list in Malaysia.
China granting free passage to ethnic armed group leaders through Chinese territory is part of a more openly supportive policy on Burma’s peace process.
Burma will nominate the Bagan Archaeological Zone as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, to be considered the following year.
SIM card users must complete registration forms or face a disruption to their mobile phone service, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
A Shan human rights group presses the government to suspend resource extraction projects in ethnic states and to end military offenses against civilians.
A new bill that would repeal Burma’s 1950 Emergency Provisions Act is submitted to the Lower House of Parliament.
A rock concert, a poetry slam, art exhibitions, international beer day, and more—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.