Alec Dawson, a forestry campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, tells The Irrawaddy that illegally logged teak continues to end up in European yachts.
US Ambassador Scot Marciel said the peace process faltered during his posting, but he leaves the country confident it has the human talent needed to reach its goals.
Taiwan’s representative in Myanmar talks to The Irrawaddy about Taipei’s success in fighting COVID-19 and offers his thoughts on the post-pandemic investment landscape.
U Naing Ngan Lin, committee member and Social Affairs Minister,tells The Irrawaddy that the city should be ready for more door-to-door health checks.
The government’s COVID-19 strategy should aim for long-term structural change to the economy, historian and policy-planning expert Thant Myint-U told The Irrawaddy.
A Rakhine State government spokesperson says humanitarian groups can build IDP camps if they obtain permission and if the camps are not in a sensitive location.
Myanmar Ministry of Health Director-General Dr. Tha Tun Kyaw answers questions on community quarantines and an upcoming increase in COVID-19 testing.
Media and legal sources tell The Irrawaddy why the government is wrong to prosecute journalists for speaking to the Arakan Army.
To keep Yangon clean, the laws against littering must be explained to the public and strictly enforced, the head of a waste-disposal advocacy group told The Irrawaddy.
Gen. Yawd Serk, the head of one of Shan State’s largest ethnic armed groups, talked to The Irrawaddy about the peace process and his relationship with Myanmar’s military.
Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
Myanmar is unique in that it plays a role in both of New Delhi’s two major foreign policy initiatives—‘Act East’ and ‘Neighborhood First’—says Ambassador Saurabh Kuma
The Irrawaddy speaks with Dr. Manam Tu Ja of the Kachin State People’s Party about the 2020 election, Myanmar’s political history and advancing the peace process.
Locals not fully consulted on impacts of China’s BRI rail project in northern Shan State, says the Heartland Foundation, a Shan State-based environmental watchdog.
After marking 20 years of publishing Mon news, Guiding Star says it is being crushed by people’s inability to read the Mon language and online competition.