Roland Kobia, the European Union’s ambassador to Burma, speaks to journalists in Mandalay about the upcoming Union Peace Conference.
The bill, which proposes the abolishment of the controversial 66-year-old law, was drafted and submitted to the Parliament by the Lower House Bill Committee.
Officials in Burma say United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the ‘21st Century Panglong’ peace conference next week.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan is to chair a new advisory commission for the resolution of ‘complex and delicate issues’ in Arakan State.
Burma’s main opposition party elects new leaders, replacing ex-President U Thein Sein as chairman with U Than Htay, a retired general and former minister.
Ethnic Shan advocacy organizations express opposition to the construction of hydropower dam projects on the Salween River in Shan State.
RANGOON — The Rangoon Division police force confirmed to The Irrawaddy that they have distributed a photo of three suspects in connection with a horrific quadruple murder in Mingaladon
The Burma Army uses two helicopters to attack the base of a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) battalion in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township, according to KIA sources.
A court in Rangoon indicts a man under the telecommunications law for insulting the military chief and former president on social media.
The Arakan Natural Resources and Environmental Network (ANREN) says its members will march to demand decentralization of natural resources by the Union government.
The Wathann Film Festival—the first of its kind in Burma—will return to Rangoon’s Waziya Cinema from September 7-11.
The National Human Rights Commission criticizes overcrowding and inadequate staffing and provisions of water and medicine at the Sagaing Division prison.
The government remains undecided on whether to grant official approval to unsanctioned hotels built in Bagan’s famed archaeological zone.
Military representatives of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center object to a proposal put forward in a meeting with an ethnic armed group delegation.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up to date on the week that was in the national legislature.