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.
Female Parliamentarians will question whether the government has plans to review penalties for child sex abuse offenders.
Locals in northern Sagaing Division press for a stop to gold mining on the Chindwin River, saying their livelihoods are hurt by large-scale mining.
For recognition within the FLEGT, Burma must prove it is combating illegal logging and adhering to effective forest governance.
Amid growing controversy over Article 66(d) of Burma’s Telecommunications Law, a National League for Democracy member is sued under the provision.
Another 29 have been injured in the renewed fighting, and thousands of residents are displaced from their homes.