Privates banks in Burma will allow outbound money transfers through global transfer companies, offering a secure channel to send remittances abroad.
The United Nationalities Federal Council has been invited to the upcoming nationwide peace talks, but concerns over inclusion may keep it on the sidelines.
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) have agreed to talk to the Burma government’s peace negotiators.
The recent deaths of three ethnic Palaung in Shan State’s Namkham Township seem to have further entrenched the lines of ethnic conflict in the state.
The Myanmar Investment Commission has been reshuffled to include 11 new members, the President’s Office says.
Burma’s ruling party has announced that it will replace ‘over one hundred’ high-ranking members in its first major shake-up since coming to power.
China should grasp that green-lighting the multi-billion dollar dam project in Burma would cost Aung San Suu Kyi her claims to leadership.
With tourists and foreign delegations in short supply, Naypyidaw’s hotels are virtually empty and teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
With Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Burma, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2013 story on the relationship between the two former British colonies.
With few economic opportunities at home, the number of women leaving Burma for jobs abroad as maids has fueled calls for the ban on such work to be lifted.
Women’s rights activists and lawmakers say a stigma on single mothers should be addressed and youth sex education expanded to stop a rise in abandoned newborns.
Caricatures of Burmese politicians, picturesque paintings of Burma’s landmarks and a celebrity football match will keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with Burmese migrant workers during her visit to Thailand in late June, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A Burma Army battalion and Arakan Army soldiers engage in another clash near Arakan State’s Rathedaung Township, local sources say.
The United Nationalities Federal Council will host a summit of ethnic armed groups as worries about inclusiveness loom over the government’s peace conference.