Development organizations say that the project would improve the students’ educational experience, but that a change of mindset is necessary for Arakanese to accept it.
The upper house legislator of Ramree constituency had her call to discuss the controversial ID cards in parliament rejected.
Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding.
Immigration Dept. denies secretly issuing cards to non-Kaman; ethnic leaders warn of return to communal conflict if issue not resolved.
Despite the president’s call for officials to value their work, independent media face a bleak outlook as they confront heavily subsidized state counterparts and hostility toward
Bidhayak Das looks at whether the current framework agreement will hold through the finalization of a Naga peace deal.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
The military-aligned opposition party said the "national interest" was at the top of its agenda and pledged to prevent any "territorial loss” or "bullying from foreign countries.
Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
Organization accuses woman of informing on two of its soldiers; incident has stoked conflict between Shan, Ta’ang communities
Many local groups have expressed disappointment in the verdict, calling on the govt to release the pair in accordance with the Constitution, press freedom and democracy.
Rights activists say the govt tightened its restrictions following a recent protest.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses why the verdict announcement was postponed and legal technicalities which say they shouldn’t be prosecuted.
Eighty lawmakers have signed up to debate the controversial bill to amend the law. Critics warn that the changes would further stifle the freedom of expression.
A prominent member of the '88 Generation Students group, Ma Mee Mee died in a car accident on Monday while on her way back to Yangon from Irrawaddy Region.