‘Drug-Addicted People Should Not Be Treated as Criminals’ By

Dr. Nang Pann Ei Kham heads a network of civil society groups and researchers who advocate reforming Burma’s ineffective drug control laws.

Dateline Irrawaddy: Shwe Mann ‘Could Have Done More to Build Trust’ By

This week, the panel discusses the recent purge of 17 senior members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, including its former chairman Shwe Mann.

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Tint Zaw, a Union Solidarity and Development Party senior member, discusses a recent USDP purge, his party’s plans and Thein Sein’s role in its future. 

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The Irrawaddy speaks with general secretary of the ABFSU Phyoe Phyoe Aung and student union leader Nan Linn about ongoing protests against the National Education Law.

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The Irrawaddy speaks with lawyer U Ko Ni and former Lower House lawmaker U Ye Htun to discuss the State Counselor Bill and Burma’s history of corruption.

Chit Khine: ‘The Leadership Has To Show Magnanimity’ By

The Irrawaddy speaks with Chit Khine, chairman of the Eden Group of Companies, about cronies, corruption and Burma’s economic prospects.

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘People Expect the NLD Will Solve All Their Problems’ By

After a historic power transfer this week, The Irrawaddy team looks at expectations for Burma’s new NLD government and the challenges that lie ahead.

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The tycoon talks about expanding his businesses, fostering a younger generation of entrepreneurs and hopes for his removal from the US sanctions list.

Arakan Chief Minister: We ‘Haven’t Discussed’ the State’s IDP Camps By

Arakan State Chief Minister and NLD MP Nyi Pu spoke to The Irrawaddy about his appointment to the post in light of local opposition.

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Lei Lei Maw, one of two women appointed chief minister of Burma’s regional governments by the incoming NLD administration, discusses her plans for Tenasserim Division.

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The Irrawaddy speaks with journalist Bertil Lintner about an Aung Sang Suu Kyi-led government and the prospects for peace in Burma.

Pat Jasan Reverend: ‘We’ll Continue Our Poppy Eradication’ By

Kachin Baptist Convention Chairman Rev. Gyung Hkawng discusses the reasons behind the activities of the Pat Jasan movement launched by his church.

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The Irrawaddy tracks down the incoming cabinet member in Naypyidaw to discuss press freedom and prospects for Burma’s state-owned and private media.

‘Corruption Is A Hindrance to National Development’: Ministerial Nominee By

The Irrawaddy’s Htet Naing Zaw interviews Kyaw Win, who has been put forward by the NLD to serve as Burma’s new Planning and Finance Minister.

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The NLD spokesman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung discusses a range of issues confronting Burma’s incoming government ahead of a power transfer due April 1.

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The Irrawaddy talks with Aung Moe Zaw and Yan Myo Thein about the challenges Htin Kyaw will have to face as Burma’s newly elected president.

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The Irrawaddy speaks with Vice President-elect Henry Van Thio of the NLD.

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Well-known Thai actress and model Priya “Pu” Suandokmai joins a UNHCR fundraising campaign that highlights the plight of Burma’s displaced in Thailand.

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The panel discusses how best to ensure the incoming National League for Democracy administration makes good on its promise to build a “national reconciliation” government.

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On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, news crew members discuss recent fighting between Shan and Palaung ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State.






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