The human rights group calls on the Burmese government to relocate a sulfuric acid factory situated perilously close to a village in Sagaing Division.
After banning visitors from walking on Shan State’s famous Goteik Viaduct, security tightens as people continue to visit during the rainy season.
From Rangoon’s Secretariat to the streets of Mandalay, the public pays respect to Aung San and his colleagues 69 years after their assassination.
A poetry festival, a trivia night, a film festival and art exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
A committee reviewing high-rise building construction has inspected a further 20 buildings and will submit their findings to the Rangoon Division cabinet.
Over 500 people demonstrate against ongoing conflict in northern Shan State, after the Shan State parliament resolves to stop the fighting.
Local coffee-mix giant Premier voluntarily compensates factory workers, but the Burmese company remains charged with violating labor laws.
State Counselor Suu Kyi and ethnic alliance leaders meet for the first time to discuss building a federal union and national reconciliation.
The Karen State government denies the Karen National Union permission to hold a workshop outlining their land policy to residents of the state capital of Hpa-an.
A ceremony honors the late Gen Aung San and his colleagues at the Secretariat, where they were gunned down in 1947, as Burma marks the anniversary of the assassination.
Authorities seize a large stash of amphetamines in a village in Kyaukme Township, the largest haul the conflict-wracked township has seen so far.
An article from The Irrawaddy’s archives describes the re-opening in 2012 of the long-shuttered museum in Rangoon dedicated to independence hero Aung San.
Rangoon’s administrative body sterilizes and vaccinates stray dogs in Sanchaung Township, cooperating with Blue Heart, a local animal welfare group.
Ma Ba Tha supporter Nay Myo Wai, accused of sharing Facebook posts defaming top national leaders, is let free by a court citing insufficient evidence.
Burma’s wild elephant population declines due to increased human-elephant conflict, loss of habitat and illegal poaching.