The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
The Irrawaddy discusses if this Shwedagon Pagoda replica was built for religious purposes only, or if it was built with a political purpose in mind.
The groups address the conflict surrounding Burma Army troops’ seizure of two small NMSP bases and the raiding of its liaison office.
Renewed clashes have erupted between the Burma Army and the Kokang rebels in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone.
The full project—to include warehouses, trade showrooms, government offices, and transportation—could cost 2 billion kyats (US$1.5 million).
The regional government plans to upgrade public transport services to relieve worsening traffic jams in the former capital and commercial hub.
Eumeralla Resources is awaiting approval from the Union government to explore a large swathe of Karenni State.