The Irrawaddy keeps you up-to-date on the parliamentary proceedings of the week that was.
Briefly meeting with members of the Wa and Mongla public, the State Counselor discusses national languages, education and broader political participation.
The launch of the government’s five-year economic policy contains only broad outlines, leaving some industry leaders frustrated at the lack of detail.
As ethnic armed groups gather in Kachin State to search for common ground toward federalism, clashes break out between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
In a meeting with State Counselor Suu Kyi, an ethnic Wa delegation says they will remain in the Union of Burma, rather than opting to split from the country.
China’s envoy observing the Mai Ja Yang ethnic armed group summit said China backs ‘all the forces that support internal peace in Burma.’
Union parliamentarians directed heavy criticism at the rights commission, including over its poor record on securing compliance from government ministries.
Stakeholders including the International Organization for Migration and the UNHCR discuss preparations for refugee repatriation from the Thai-Burma border.
To solve current problems in the commercial capital, the Rangoon divisional government will form a coordination committee with young entrepreneurs.
Seven border guard policemen from a post on the Burma-Bangladesh border are under investigation for not turning over nearly 300,000 methamphetamine pills.
A move pledged as part of Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population’s 100-day plan leads to the removal of 607 names—more than 200 Burmese and 300 foreigners—from the bla
Burma’s new five-year health-sector plan includes upgrading all 25-bed hospitals into 50-bed ones, according to the minister of health.
A new system of food provision, using electronic cards, is being introduced at the end of this month for Burmese refugees living on the Thai-Burma border.
The committee recommends that modification orders given to eight Rangoon high-rise construction projects be rescinded, after developers petitioned them.
On the second day of a summit in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State, ethnic armed group leaders propose combining three divisions to form a Burman state within a federal union.