‘Now is an emergency situation. It’s time to tackle these cases of violence,’ says Ma Lwin Lwin Hlaing of Action Aid Myanmar.
Since riding to power on the slogan ‘Vote the NLD for Change,’ critics accuse the NLD of being slow to deliver on its promises.
Many truck drivers say they fear being stopped on the Lashio-Muse road and made to pay money to ethnic armed groups.
‘Homemade explosive’ used in three recent similar incidents have not caused any injuries or deaths.
Arakan National Party parliamentarians air grievances after the Lower House rejects their urgent proposal on Arakan State violence.
The retail prices of Chinese goods in Mandalay’s Zay Cho Market increase 10 percent after clashes in northern Shan State disrupt trade.
Malaysia will not withdraw from a Burma co-hosted Asean tournament days after a minister threatened to leave in protest of Arakan State crackdowns.
The People’s Liberation Army complains that 13 heavy artillery shells—fired from Burma—have landed and exploded in Chinese territory.
Sources say Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is ‘upset’ over a meeting of top-level Western diplomats in Naypyidaw.
Despite ongoing Shan State clashes, ‘Northern Alliance’ of four ethnic armed groups says they are interested in peace talks.
California-based University of the People announces plans to give 50 scholarships to Burmese applicants including refugees on the Thai-Burma border.
The Lower House discusses a proposal to enforce existing labor regulations to prevent the mistreatment of domestic and child workers.
In a statement, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urges ethnic armed groups to join the government peace process by signing the nationwide ceasefire agreement.
The Migrant Workers Rights Network sends a complaint to Burma’s State Counselor’s Office accusing embassy staff of exploiting Burmese migrant workers.
Irrawaddy reporter Lawi Weng describes a sleepless night in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township, marked by gun and artillery fire.