El Nino winds strike Mandalay Division again, damaging homes, causing blackouts, and injuring residents.
Parliament looks to reduce the frequency with which by-elections are held by banning them in the first and fifth year of parliamentary terms.
Three members of the National League for Democracy meet United Wa State Army leaders as the new government begins delving into Burma’s fractious peace process.
Members of the two largest signatories to the nationwide ceasefire meet to discuss strategy ahead of the “Panglong-style” summit proposed by Aung San Suu Kyi.
Win Khaing says engineers will be jailed if the roads they construct don’t last at least five years, the length of his government’s term.
A security law used to oppress Aung San Suu Kyi and other former dissidents is targeted for revocation in a new bill submitted to Parliament.
Rising demand for purified drinking water in Burma has led to a proliferation of brands, some of which are unlicensed and lacking hygiene standards.
Dozens of workers from a plywood factory in Sagaing Industrial Zone march to Naypyidaw to protest for labor rights, after a dispute over working hours.
Over 100 community leaders participate in a forum on ‘Interfaith Understanding and Peace Advocacy’ to reduce interreligious tension in Burma.
Renovation of a 100-year-old building in Rangoon marks a major accomplishment for cultural and architectural heritage protection efforts, despite the encroachment of developers.
Muslims at an Arakan State IDP camp are asking the chief minister to grant them safer transport options after over 20 people died at sea.
The Irrawaddy spoke to a diverse selection of leaders about the possibility of another Panglong Conference and their expectations for the talks.
A group of Buddhist nationalists will be charged with illegally protesting after they picketed outside the US Embassy against its use of the word “Rohingya.”
Burma has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly elected National League for Democracy government steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official says.
Central executive committee members of the ALP were threatened with arrest for a statement aiming charges at the Burma Army, according to the ALP spokesman.