Burma’s total trade volume dips during the term of the new government since April, with plans to boost exports meeting strong economic headwinds.
Suu Kyi’s announcement that the Union Peace Conference will take place on August 31 prompts questions, concerns and hesitation among ethnic armed groups.
Lower House representatives lament the effects of deep-seated graft in Burma, and call for a new, more empowered anti-corruption commission.
Pegu Division is the latest region hit by flooding in Burma, with more than 50,000 people affected, according to the divisional government.
Six Muslim residents are charged for allegedly traveling from other regions without government approval and failing to return their ‘white cards’ in 2015.
The United Nationalities Federal Council joins the political dialogue framework review meeting in Rangoon on Friday, just ahead of the Union Peace Conference.
Seven soldiers, including four commissioned officers, accused of murdering five civilians in northern Shan State confess before a court martial in Lashio.
For the United Wa State Army, statehood, territory and relations with China all play into the group’s positions and goals throughout the peace process.
Development of the century-old complex remains in the hands of private developers with links to the ex-military elite, whose pledges of public accessibility spark cautious hope.
A World Bank Loan worth US$100 million aims to cover a state deficit by separating salaries from the budget.
Authorities exhume the bodies of seven locals who were killed in Lashio Township’s Mong Yaw Village in order to perform autopsies.
Clashes break out in Kachin State between members of the Kachin Independence Army and the Burma Army along the highway connecting Mogaung and Hpakant townships.
More than 350,000 people from some 700 villages have been affected by flooding in three of the Irrawaddy Division’s districts, according to the divisional government.
Art exhibitions, concerts, a free-form dance session, a furniture expo, and a youth forum—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Cold pills containing pseudoephedrine are trafficked from the Indian border to secret laboratories in eastern Burma to produce methamphetamine.