The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy urges the government to ensure accountability and responsibility regarding the large hydropower dam projects on the Salween River.
A Lower House MP proposes action be taken against members of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission for their insufficient handling of a high-profile abuse case against two underage
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls for international understanding as Burma grapples with sectarian tensions.
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission stands by actions that led families of victims to accept a cash settlement for years of abuse, rather than push for legal action.
Arakan State’s security and border affairs minister orders the demolition of ‘illegally constructed’ mosques, schools, houses and other buildings in Maungdaw Township.
A lawmaker from Kachin State urged the Upper House to look into illegal logging carried out by local militia groups in Kachin State on the Sino-Burma border.
Three members of a family accused of human trafficking and abuse at a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop are arrested and detained
Navy Chief Gen Tin Aung San attends an international naval meeting in Rhode Island, becoming the country’s first high-ranking military official to go to the US since sanctions were
Migrant rights defender Andy Hall is given a three-year suspended sentence and fined US$4,300 in Thailand for contributing to a report that alleged human rights abuses in the count
Nearly 750,000 foreign nationals arrived in Burma through air and sea ports during the first seven months of 2016, says the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Burma’s Lower House of Parliament passes a bill abolishing provisions that require citizens to report overnight guests to authorities.
US Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel says 104 names will be eliminated from a treasury blacklist, including ex-military generals and associates of the former ruling junta.
Activists criticize State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, saying she has been silent about the country’s ethnic groups that are victims in an ongoing
Pop concerts, art exhibitions, a housing fair and an education fair—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
U Ye Htut is appointed as an auxiliary member of the once-ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party without his prior knowledge.