The govt begins a pilot project replacing National Registration Cards with ‘smarter’ digital IDs in Sittwe, Buthidaung and soon Maungdaw.
Cabinet members appointed by the NLD, as well as the President and State Counselor, have not applied for land plots in the administrative capital.
Retired Kachin nurse Esther, 65, is fearless when it comes to both fighting drug abuse and treating patients in northern Shan State’s conflict zone.
‘The judge jailed those defendants who did not give her bribes,’ says a complaint received by the government’s Anti-Corruption Commission.
The Ministry of Defense confirms they repelled attacks on two of their bases in Shan State’s Namhsan Township.
Former ambassador U Thaung Tun—who once said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should not ‘rock the boat’—will take up the newly created position.
‘Our goal is to persuade them to sign the NCA and to join the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference,’ says Peace Commission member.
Deputy minister of foreign affairs U Kyaw Tin travels to Dhaka as UN reports 65,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh from Burma.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing tells China’s Special Envoy for Asian Affairs that armed revolution cannot succeed in Burma.
A group of Israeli lawyers and human rights activists hope to stop weapons deals with the Burma Army, citing the country’s human rights abuses.
The actions are described in a January report from the Ministry of Defense and confirmed by a Kachin Independence Army representative.
Yanghee Lee intended to visit Hpakant and Laiza as part of her 12-day visit to assess human rights abuses in Burma.
Charity concerts, art exhibitions, karate-do, and a Japanese film festival—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
The Mon Literature and Culture Committee raises awareness about Mon language, historical books, traditional dress, dance and musical instruments.
Fishing, a major industry in impoverished Arakan State, has been in a long decline, pushing many coastal communities into debt.