The President’s Office spokesperson says a statement made by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Burma does not reflect reality.
The National League for Democracy investigates complaints against the Mon State chief minister and Tenasserim Division’s speaker and deputy speaker.
‘We are trying to bring those ethnic armed groups who are not ready to sign the NCA into the peace process,’ says KNU leader Saw Kwe Htoo Win.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
The Rangoon divisional government has pledged to upgrade all 176 markets in the commercial capital.
‘We’re not even allowed to know how much money they are making by selling our state’s resources. There must be more transparency,’ says a lawmaker.
Ex-president U Thein Sein is among the winners of the Asian Cosmopolitan Awards given out by the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia.
UN advisor to Burma criticizes governments ‘generally defensive rather than proactive approach to providing security to the local population.’
Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature.
Walled riverfront areas along Strand Road from the downtown streets of Pansodan to Sule Pagoda will be open for public use as a pilot project.
Lawmakers accuse ministers of being out of touch with the everyday lives of citizens and failing to address issues effectively.
The announcement of municipal reforms follows the State Counselor’s remark that in 20 years, Burma hopes to have ‘overtaken’ Singapore’s economy.
Burma will submit a long-awaited bill to Parliament that will protect women from violence, according to a committee working on the draft law.
‘This only proves how the Burma Army does not have genuine intentions for the peace process,’ says TNLA spokesman. ‘Now more fighting will come soon.’
Sixty-three lawmakers vote in favor of the USDP proposal, 45 voted against it and seven abstained.