Local police in Myaungmya Township arrest a village school headmaster for allegedly sexually abusing his male students.
Arakan State police arrested 149 suspected methamphetamine drug dealers—127 men and 22 women—and filed 88 court cases in 2016.
The Rangoon chief minister pledged to review all controversial city expansion projects and prioritize the public good over corporate interests.
‘[U Min Min Oo] took responsibility and decided to resign, due to his leadership performance in the government,’ says NLD party spokesman U Win Htein.
A survey found around one dozen three-story buildings in Ngapali that breach height guidelines provided by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
The French tourist’s body—with fractures to the head, hip, leg, and hand—is found in a tree about 52 meters (170 feet) below the summit.
As in previous meetings, the Wa invite to Panghsang mainly ethnic armed groups that are non-signatories to the nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Government security forces are ambushed by 30 unidentified gunmen on the border with Bangladesh.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
The groups address the conflict surrounding Burma Army troops’ seizure of two small NMSP bases and the raiding of its liaison office.
Renewed clashes have erupted between the Burma Army and the Kokang rebels in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone.
The full project—to include warehouses, trade showrooms, government offices, and transportation—could cost 2 billion kyats (US$1.5 million).
The regional government plans to upgrade public transport services to relieve worsening traffic jams in the former capital and commercial hub.
Eumeralla Resources is awaiting approval from the Union government to explore a large swathe of Karenni State.
The Drug Policy Advocacy Group calls for new policies focusing on the rehabilitation of drug users.