In founding the trust seven years ago, U Thant Myint-U said, "I imagined a restored [Yangon] that would be a great place for both residents and visitors."
Temasek and ADB backing Singapore-based Ascent Capital Partners in the first Myanmar-focused private equity fund to boost sustainable, inclusive economic growth.
The Irrawaddy interviews U Aung Kyi Nyunt, the NLD lawmaker who proposed in Parliament this week for a committee to be formed to work on changing the troublesome 2008 Constitution.
KBZ Deputy CEO Daw Nang Lang Kham said the bank was making 2019 The Year of Metta, or loving-kindness, to better serve its customers and bring banking to all.
"If they want to destroy our land [Rakhine State], we should destroy their [the Bamars’] land. If they offer peace, we will welcome it as warmly as we can," said Tun Myat Naing.
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Municipal chief neglecting his duties, says U Bo Bo Oo, citing ongoing problems with sanitation, stray dogs and vendors
Author and inclusive tourism advisor Pascal Khoo Thwe spoke to The Irrawaddy about development in his home state, Kayah, and harnessing tourism without losing traditions.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the formation of the DKBA, The Irrawaddy interviews Gen. Saw Mo Shay, commander-in-chief of the ethnic Karen armed group.
"Now there's formally been an acknowledgement that there is indeed the problem. But the discussion is, what do you do next?" said Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan of Landmine Monitor.
This week, The Irrawaddy hears the youths’ perspective of the democratic transition and disappointments, they say, it has so far churned up.
U Myat Thu, who sits on a joint committee overseeing the corridor's development, spoke with The Irrawaddy about what Myanmar was doing to manage the potential risks and rewards.
Outgoing UNFPA representative looks back on her work promoting empowerment of women and youth, and helping to organize the first census in decades
As China and Japan vie for influence in the Mekong subregion, Myanmar will need to be stable, peaceful and well managed if it is to extract the maximum benefit, a Japanese expert s