Despite declines elsewhere in Myanmar, the UNODC says, opium growth remains tough to address in conflict areas of Shan and Kachin states.
A local Kachin group is asking for help finding two girls from Shan State who were trafficked to China as the group gathers evidence against suspects held by a local militia.
On this day in 1951, US medic Gordon Seagrave was jailed for treason because of his devotion to the health of Shan hill tribes.
History shows us that extreme nationalism breeds violence and misery; it must not be allowed to take root in Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy asked prominent figures for their views on the arguments put forward by Myanmar’s legal team in response to The Gambia’s genocide lawsuit at the ICJ.
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets Myanmar MMA champ Aung La Nsang, aka the ‘Burmese Python’, in Tokyo and congratulates him on his recent ONE Championship win.
Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Dr. Hkalam Samson discuss religious freedom, IDPs and peace process, just days after the military dropped a lawsuit against the KBC chief.
IDPs and civil society organizations gathered in Kachin State’s capital to draw attention to the plight of Myanmar’s displaced persons as clashes continue in Shan State.
Chef Ko Padang Laroi has added two combination meals to the menu at this award-winning ethnic eatery in Kamayut Township.
A further five locals were arrested for trespassing on protected land as authorities crack down on illegal China-owned banana plantations in Kachin State.
Here are the major milestones in the evolution of the controversial Chinese-backed hydropower project, and a who’s who of those behind it.
Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee raises hope progress will be made at next week’s peace talks with KIO
KIO vice chair Gen. Gun Maw denies China pressuring his group to join NCA, but says gov’t refusing to allow IDPs to go home until it signs; he urges gov’t, China to hold public
Statement issued Monday is the cardinal’s second on the topic this year.
Transnational Institute researcher Renaud Cachia said all three governments have tried and failed to tackle the problem with increasingly punitive and repressive measures.