Myanmar’s investment agency has approved a joint venture between a government committee and Chinese consortium CITIC to develop the Kyaukphyu SEZ and port in Rakhine.
U Shwe Mann, founder of the Union Betterment Party and ex-chair of the military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party, says he will not run in Myanmar’s election.
Four members of the Brotherhood Alliance of EAOs were jailed for 35 years for a 2019 attack on the Defense Services Technological Academy and other sites in Pyin Oo Lwin.
The US has now seen more than 5 million coronavirus cases and over 160,000 deaths, according to various surveys; Reuters report finds one in 66 residents is infected.
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro offered both a warning and message of hope in a speech marking the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, his birthplace.
This week, Myanmar moved to join an Indo-Pacific economic pact and approved over US$500 million in investments, including $180 million for what will be Myanmar’s largest mall.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks with migrant advocates U Htoo Chit and U Aung Kyaw about whether Myanmar migrants abroad will actually be able to vote in November’s election.