Police say it is difficult to stop the poachers, as they are often aided by locals who are tempted by profits.
The peace process is in limbo as the government stands firm in its own desired direction and the ethnic armed organizations demand another.
Three more are injured in the shooting in Kutkai Township.
Minister estimates 400 million kyats lost each year by relying on poor-grade rubber and the Chinese market.
A former Irrawaddy staff writer recalls the death of a friend and 1988 activist from HIV/AIDS.
Five inmates of Obo Prison who passed the country’s university entrance exam released under a presidential pardon.
Irrawaddy reporter Min Naing Thu recalls the bloody end of demonstrations in Monywa as part of the 1988 Uprising.
Members of the MNHRC will spend five days inspecting cells in Hsipaw and Lashio prisons.
It is the ninth wild elephant to be killed by poachers in the area since January.
The event dubbed a ‘peace talk’ is the third such exchange with villagers Myanmar's leader has held.
Police detain U Kyaw Myo Shwe for taking part in an anti-government protest in Mandalay.
Army informs New Mon State Party to limit military parades in uniform to its party headquarters.
Message to the people offers ‘heartfelt thanks’ for serving long-term interests of Myanmar.
Rakhine State investigation team led by Vice President U Myint Swe says UN is exaggerating claims at end of 8-month probe.
NLD member complain deal to buy 2,000 busses lacked transparency, as EU say its companies cannot compete in Myanmar.