At a ceremony in Rangoon, 88 Generation activists call for a national day to commemorate the birth of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
The announcement was made by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting of the peace conference’s central committee in Naypyidaw.
Authorities confirm that the mystery illness which has now claimed 41 lives in the Naga Self-Administered Zone is, in fact, measles.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s state counselor and foreign minister, will visit China for four days from Aug. 17, according to the President’s Office.
Despite recent concerns, Aung San Suu Kyi is ‘not overburdened’ by her multiple high-level functions, NLD spokesperson Win Htein tells The Irrawaddy.
Exactly 28 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up to date on the week that was in the national legislature.
Burma’s military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party will hold its central conference and elect new party leadership in August, after recent party disunity.
Construction of a Rangoon high-rise owned by a government-aligned militia leader is found to be proceeding in defiance of government suspension orders.
Thousands of people are affected by recent flooding in Irrawaddy Division, with relief efforts struggling to keep up.
An estimated 38 people—mostly children—have died from an as-yet unidentified and contagious illness in two townships within the Naga Self-Administered Zone.
Four civilians suffered injuries in a clash on Thursday between Border Guard Force troops and a Karen ethnic armed group in Karen State
In the meeting with ethnic armed group leaders, Suu Kyi stresses “non-separatist” federalism and says why the peace conference is being held so soon.
The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population announce the removal of over 600 people from Burma’s notorious blacklist, but fail to disclose their names.
The religious affairs ministry announces that the mosque burnt down by a mob in rural Kachin State had been built ‘illegally’ on state-owned land.