The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
At a meeting in Ngapali last weekend, government officials and business owners debated the beach's fall from grace. Some blame unchecked development by the rich and powerful.
Kachin Independence Army downplays significance of retreat; Tatmadaw in second offensive so far this year.
Ko Kyaw Soe Oo has been suffering from jaundice for 20 days, family says.
The opposition party claims it has been subject to democratic bullying by the ruling National League for Democracy party.
Three activists awarded the Schuman Award for Human Rights from the European Union in Myanmar for their efforts.
The 56.622 billion yen ($536 million) loan would be used to buy locomotives, carriages and sleepers and to improve the signal and control system, U Tha Oo told Parliament.
“We celebrated Chin National Day out of our own pockets in Irrawaddy Region with difficulty. We are glad that the regional government will officially allocate funds for future celebrations,"
Accused Gunman in U Ko Ni Case Appears In Court Wearing Street Clothes After Completing Immigration Sentence
Latest skirmish triggered by face-off in village; no reports of casualties
The Irrawaddy lists Myanmar's presidents since the country gained independence in 1948.
Student denies he was involved in anti-military activities, says his constitutional rights abused
The President's Office said Major General Maung Maung Soe, the former head of the military's Western Command, was still being investigated for his operations in northern Rakhine St
Mandalay Region's Meikhtila Township has issued a sweeping warning against the use of unauthorized buildings for religious purposes, calling the move a community safety precaution.
International observers urged Myanmar not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time.