On this day in 1964, Gen. Ne Win’s regime caused financial havoc when it demonetizedtwo banknotes and ceased exchanging them for legal tender just a few days later.
The Irrawaddy provides an overview of key events and controversies in the prominent child-rape case while the culprit is still at large.
As Parliament debates amendments to the Minimum Wage Law, The Irrawaddy discusses the state of industrial relations with two leading trade unionists.
On this day in 1939, colonial troops in British Burma launched their deadliest crackdown on anti-colonial protestors when they fired on unarmed crowds in Mandalay, killing 17.
Yangon police have told activists that any protest at the Chinese Embassy during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit would harm bilateral relations.
Police fire tear gas as violence breaks out at huge anti-government protest in Hong Kong.
Loikaw District Court rejects Kayah State govt’s appeal seeking harsher sentences for Karenni youth activists jailed for criticizing officials over Gen. Aung San statue.
About 200,000 tourists have canceled or delayed trips to the Taj Mahal in the past two weeks due to deadly protests over a new citizenship law, Indian authorities say.
In November’s polls, voters in Hong Kong’s historically pro-China ‘Little Shanghai’ district handed victories to young pro-democratic candidates in four of five seats.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP concedes defeat in Jharkhand state election amid a deadly wave of protests against a new citizenship law deemed anti-Muslim.
Hundreds of people marched in Yangon to demand legal action against police officers who revealed the identity of the toddler victim in the ‘Victoria’ rape case.
Indian PM Modi denies citizenship law is anti-Muslim, leads rally in New Delhi as opposition protests turn deadly.
Indian police fire warnings shots and tear gas as protests against new citizenship law continue in New Delhi and West Bengal.
Over 100 injuries reported as New Delhi police break up protests against new Indian citizenship law, which opponents say targets Muslims and challenges secularism.
Beijing wants Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle by year-end, paper reports, but leader Carrie Lam says she is focused on restoring order; more protests planned for Tuesday.