In the wake of a fatal accident, Chief Minister U Myint Naing promises ‘effective’ legal action against ferry operators who violate restrictions.
Four men are apprehended in Namkham Township along with two trucks transporting silica, a mineral extracted from sand.
A post-election dispute tribunal dismisses an objection filed by ex-Union minister U Ohn Myint against an NLD electoral victory in Kyauktan Township.
Little is known about 232 land lease contracts negotiated between the former government and private companies.
Burma’s ruling party launches an internal investigation into the controversial purge of senior leaders in the Shan State chapter of the NLD.
As the death toll climbs to 40 passengers, police have brought charges against the helmsman after his overcrowded ferry sinks in Sagaing Division.
Burma’s tin output surged 10-fold in the last four years but output at the remote Man Maw pit in Wa territory is falling as mining moves underground.
Questions arise in the Rangoon Division parliament about an unnamed company taking advantage of villagers on the outer fringes of the city.
Deputy defense minister tells press conference that an Arakan people’s militia is not possible; locals should instead join the police force.
Music concerts, an EDM party, a raft of art exhibitions, an affordable housing expo, and a festival about the mighty Irrawaddy River.
About 800 IDPs flee homes in Maungdaw Township in northern Arakan State and are now depending on several Buddhist monasteries in Sittwe for support.
About 100 are missing after a crowded ferry without sufficient number of life jackets capsizes on the Chindwin River in Kani Township.
Irrawaddy reporters accompany UN OCHA’s under-secretary general and emergency relief coordinator to an IDP camp and resettlement site.
A 210-ton jade stone found in Hpakant Township is the largest piece of jade ever to be unearthed in Burma.
As police and soldiers hunt militants behind attacks on border guard posts in northern Arakan State, roadblocks proliferate and fishing boats go idle.