Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
An entire village in the Irrawaddy Region has had to be relocated due to land erosion, which is recorded as being four times worse than last year.
The Myanmar govt said repatriation of some 3,000 Rohingya refugees would begin in hopes of alleviating international pressure.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Myanmar President Office dismissed the ICC ruling as the result of faulty procedure and is of dubious legal merit.
A lack of oxygen in the 700-meter mine is hampering efforts to rescue four miners who remain trapped inside.
Lower House member from Shan State sought to draw attention to civilians’ suffering
An Indonesia crew found aboard a tugboat said they had been attempting to tow the ‘ghost’ ship to a ship-breaking yard in Bangladesh when it became detached in bad weather.
The Mon National Party and the All Mon Region Democracy Party will join forces to contend for a larger share than the combined four seats won among them in the 2015 elections.
Lawmakers to make decision next week after this week’s briefing by int’l cooperation minister
Although Myanmar is not a member of the Hague-based court, Bangladesh is, and the cross-border nature of deportation was sufficient for jurisdiction, the court said.
The information minister has attributed the expected 1.2bn kyat ($770,000) loss in the coming fiscal year to the dollar exchange rate and a decline in income from advertisements.
Three charged over comments relating to plight of Kachin IDPs who were trapped by fighting in April and May.
57 dams across the country are currently submerged and at risk of bursting, with potential to cause more flooding, property damage and loss of life.
Urgent action needed on logging, mining, consumer-goods smuggling, groups say; country trailed only by Iraq, Libya