It is the second aviation incident in Myanmar this week, after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway in Yangon.
In this wide-reaching guide to destinations in Myanmar, we offer a tantalizing taste of the country’s best-loved, emerging and secluded spots to add to your must-visit list.
Backlash has forced Malaysia to strike a new labor supply deal with Nepal and open talks with other countries. Myanmar has been left out, and its migrant workers are paying for it.
The society was abolished in 1980 after a seven-decade run. Renowned Myanmar historian U Than Tun accused Gen. Ne Win of destroying it.
The works of Rabindranath Tagore, who paid his second visit in 1924, have influenced Myanmar readers. Many were translated by famous Myanmar writers into Burmese.
The Irrawaddy spoke with Eddie Rich of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative about the global project's goals and Myanmar's progress toward reaching them.
The four men were sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for illegally entering Myanmar waters while fishing and released early, Bangladesh authorities said.
Disaster Management and Relief Minister Enamur Rahman said he made the request during a meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh on Sunday.
"Not a single Rohingya has volunteered to return to Rakhine due to the absence of conducive environment there," Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said.
More than 200 refugees from Chin State taking shelter in Bangladesh are receiving no government support and being ordered to leave, according to a volunteer aid group.
The refugees are not only at risk from monsoons and cyclones but also elephants, as they are blocking a migration path, with 13 people killed in six months.
The 31 Rohingya, fleeing a crackdown in India, were stranded on the border after being denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree on what to do with them.
The seizures came just months after Malaysia reported a record bust of nearly 1.2 tons of crystal meth that was disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy discusses the prospects for peace and prosperity for Myanmar in 2019 and the lessons to learn from the past year.
U Myat Thu, who sits on a joint committee overseeing the corridor's development, spoke with The Irrawaddy about what Myanmar was doing to manage the potential risks and rewards.