The Irrawaddy rounds up the week’s political happenings in Naypyidaw from May 30-June 3.
As the government’s policies on battling Burma’s severe deforestation come into focus, concerns have been raised over implementation.
The NLD government collaborates with more ethnic armed groups on peace process talks, taking a different approach from Burma’s former administration.
The parliamentary move amends a law requiring overnight guests to register with authorities, a rule previously used to oppress past governments’ opponents.
Ex-President Thein Sein’s former spokesperson slams his old boss’s critics for focusing too much on what, to him, is a trivial coffee shop controversy.
Burma’s former ruling party has signaled it will take legal action against two Burmese papers for defaming the party and former President Thein Sein.
In this story published in 2015, the man who drove Aung San during the historic Panglong Conference reflects on his life in politics, prison and retirement.
Nationalist Buddhist monks have opened a school in Rangoon that teaches students to become ‘decent citizens’ who protect ‘race and religion.’
The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs rejected calls for a legal definition of “political prisoners” that could pave the way for reparations.
A Rangoon lawmaker is urging for safety measures in the city to be ramped up after a string of electrocution deaths from dangerous power lines.
After more than US$100 million disappeared from the Gems Association’s coffers, claims of embezzlement have led to an enquiry that threatens to embroil Thein Sein.
Regular and focused messaging has so far been missing from President Htin Kyaw’s government, which needs to set out its policies and broader aims.
A team restoring Siamese King Uthumphon’s tomb in Mandalay will stop their work until further DNA testing can be done on the remains held inside.
A ferry carrying middle school and high school students sinks in Arakan State, leaving six girls and one boy dead.
Local painter Su Eaindra showcases her first solo exhibition of abstract paintings reflecting Buddhist philosophy this weekend.