Locals and police are injured near the Letpadaung copper mine when police fire rubber bullets at a roadblock.
U Phyo Min Thein defends budget allocations, explains why certain townships receive more money than others.
Govt and army facilities 'fail to pay electric bills'; Rainy season rebranded; Foreigner law hurts property sector; Burma coffee tastes success.
Outspoken lawmakers urge the Rangoon regional government not to continue city expansion without what they referred to as a ‘proper’ business plan.
Developers and city planners should embrace nature as a welcome advantage, not a hindrance, in Rangoon’s development.
Mon State parliament speaker Daw Tin Ei discusses the regional parliament’s successes and challenges in its first year.
Lawmakers will debate whether Rangoon should use presidential reserve funds for a new generator.
Labor minister promises national-level plan to remove children from hazardous workplaces and reduce child labor in Burma.
Access to capital important in any emerging market, says director
Displaced populations along the Thailand-Burma border, including educated youth, continue to be sidelined, writes Leena Zieger.
Lack of clarity in Burma’s laws and poor infrastructure are affecting investors’ confidence, say local and international business leaders.
Protest organizing committee member Mi Kun Chan Nom says locals prefer the name Yamanya, meaning Mon State in Mon Language.
Who owns 50 acres of mangrove palms in Thandwe Township, and will developers construct a new hotel project on it?
Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye talks with The Irrawaddy about government plans to support women’s rights.
Dr Lei Lei Maw, chief minister of Tenasserim Division, talks tourism booms, coral reef thieves and land disputes.