Government urged to strengthen legal protections and enhance transparency before committing to further China-backed projects
Trust between ethnic groups is breaking down, monasteries have become IPD camps and people are being forced to join ethnic armies.
A closer look at the facts and figures behind expanding China-owned tissue culture banana plantations causing havoc for locals and lawmakers in Kachin State.
Formerly sanctioned by the World Bank, China Communications Construction Company is accused of corruption, bribery, environmental degradation and causing public unrest abroad.
Three ex-regional chief ministers of Myanmar’s former ruling party who were found to have plundered development funds are still party members.
A press conference on Saturday heard the military saying they would step back from politics when there are no ethnic armed groups and the country is in peace.
As the window for registration closes, ethnic farmers face loosing rights to lands unofficially held by their family for generations, while outsiders eye the lands of IDPs.
Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
The talks aim to pave the way for formal talks in Naypyitaw, but the extent to which the groups can push forward in negotiating their demands remains to be seen.
Players and experts in a variety of business fields spoke to The Irrawaddy on their predictions for Myanmar’s economy in 2019, with more positive than negative views overall.