Burma Thirsts for Bottled Water, But Quality Leaves Bad Taste By

Rising demand for purified drinking water in Burma has led to a proliferation of brands, some of which are unlicensed and lacking hygiene standards.

Sagaing Workers March to Naypyidaw to Protest for Labor Rights By

Dozens of workers from a plywood factory in Sagaing Industrial Zone march to Naypyidaw to protest for labor rights, after a dispute over working hours.


Over 100 community leaders participate in a forum on ‘Interfaith Understanding and Peace Advocacy’ to reduce interreligious tension in Burma.


Renovation of a 100-year-old building in Rangoon marks a major accomplishment for cultural and architectural heritage protection efforts, despite the encroachment of developers.


Muslims at an Arakan State IDP camp are asking the chief minister to grant them safer transport options after over 20 people died at sea.

Leaders Respond to Suu Kyi’s Call for Second Panglong Conference By

The Irrawaddy spoke to a diverse selection of leaders about the possibility of another Panglong Conference and their expectations for the talks.

Anti-Rohingya Demonstrators to Be Charged With Unlawful Protest By

A group of Buddhist nationalists will be charged with illegally protesting after they picketed outside the US Embassy against its use of the word “Rohingya.”

Burma Bans Lucrative Logging in Bid to Preserve Forests By

Burma has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly elected National League for Democracy government steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official says.

ALP Spokesman: Party Members Threatened With Arrest By

Central executive committee members of the ALP were threatened with arrest for a statement aiming charges at the Burma Army, according to the ALP spokesman.


A bill rescinding Burma’s 1975 State Protection Law will likely go to Parliament after it reconvenes next week, the Lower House’s Bill Committee chairman says.


Col. Saw San Aung and dozens of Karen fighters trek through the jungle to combat the Burma Army, alongside Arakan Army soldiers.


At State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s suggestion, the former administration’s Myanmar Peace Center will be re-branded.


Seven mining firms in Sagaing Division are operating without regard for the environmental impact of their projects, a report from a joint task force claims.


Burma’s state counselor meets eight non-state armed groups and the Burma Army, calling for the convening of a “Panglong-style” peace conference within two months.


Thousands of outstanding reports of farmland seizure from the previous parliamentary body are slated to be investigated by the current legislature.


Authorities in Arakan State require new permission procedures for members of the Rohingya minority to seek medical treatment in Rangoon.

Suu Kyi to Meet With Burma Army, Ethnic Armed Groups By

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s state counselor and de facto leader, will meet the Burma Army and ethnic armed groups in Naypyidaw on Wednesday.

Bipartisan Delegation Visits Arakan State Fighting’s Displaced By

NLD and ANP MPs become first sitting members of government to visit Arakanese conflict zone


Two German tourists and their Burmese guide are reportedly struck by a bomb blast in Shan State amid TNLA and Burma Army conflict.

Upper House Bill Committee Reviews Controversial Laws By

Burma’s Upper House Bill Committee has started to review the Peaceful Assembly Law and the Emergency Provisions Act for amendment or possible abolishment.

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