Nine years ago, Buddhist monks in Rangoon led street protests in what came to be known as the “Saffron Revolution.”
A Lower House lawmaker calls on the govt to restrict Muslim birth rates in two Arakan State townships—a move criticized by Burma’s health minister and an international rights g
Parliament’s Lower House approves an emergency proposal calling for the dismissal of three Myanmar National Human Rights Commission members.
Six new committee members are elected to the Mandalay City Development Committee amid calls that the election was not run fairly.
As clashes between a DKBA splinter group and the BGF subside, The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng writes of time spent amidst conflict in Karen State.
Burma’s State Counselor Office announces Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is stable but “she needs to take some rest for a while.”
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
The Burma Army continues a weeklong offensive against the Kachin Independence Army in Waingmaw Township, a KIA spokesperson says.
Rangoon’s municipal body has said that Sule Square project developers will face fines of over 2 billion kyats (around US$1.6 million) for breaching building regulations.
Police detain another member of a family accused of the trafficking and abuse of two underage domestic workers at a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop.
Fighting has forced nearly 4,000 civilians, including many children and women, to flee their homes.
Mandalay municipal elections come under fire as candidates are allowed unrestricted campaign spending.
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.