Rangoon’s Hummingbird, a new restaurant in Lanmadaw Township, may still be a bit rough around the edges, but the fare is well refined.
On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, the panel discusses how the bombing of a Chinese village will impact upon Sino-Burmese diplomatic relations.
Japan’s Wacoal expected to open at Thilawa, MAI flags European routes, ADB calls for education shakeup and more.
Police arrest at least eight protesters as students and activists hit the streets across Burma demanding the release of those detained following the Letpadan crackdown.
Linguistic experts call for the safeguarding of ethnic minority languages and for multilingual education in both primary and secondary schools, following a seminar in Rangoon.
Imprisoned journalists should take their cases to the Supreme Court, Burma’s Minister of Information Ye Htut tells an international press freedom summit.
Built by hundreds of local artisans for the anniversary of Shwe Taung Sar Pagoda in Dawei, the gigantic bell’s donors include Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
During Burma’s annual Armed Forces Day celebrations, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing warns that threats to influence voters will not be tolerated ahead of national elections.
Plainclothes police and military officers have visited the homes of at least 20 student protesters across Thailand in the past week.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan, delaying a key promise made in his election manifesto.
US resistance to an Asian regional bank has given some heft to China’s complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.
The Irrawaddy’s Editor in Chief Aung Zaw speaks with Gen. Gun Maw of the Kachin Independence Army about recent conflicts and Burma’s prospects for peace.
Eking out a meager pensioned existence, veteran Thein Hla Aung finds that the army he served for 24 years is intent on confiscating his home.
Burma’s former supremo Than Shwe has not been seen in public since 2011, but on Thursday a new image of him appeared on Facebook.
China’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it is investigating whether more stray bombs had fallen in Chinese territory during fighting between Burma’s government and rebels, after five people were killed earlier this month.
Burma’s government offers to lease and sell rooms for Rangoon party offices to more than one-third of the country’s 71 registered political parties.
The Burma Army and Shan State authorities colluded with rubber companies in seizing swathes of land from ethnic minority villagers, a Global Witness investigation finds.
After four hours of debate and some significant changes to the draft law, MPs have sent the bill to the Lower House for consideration.
Permission to celebrate Armed Forces Day is withheld from the National League for Democracy, apparently over its insistence on calling March 27 “Anti-Fascist Resistance Day.”
The government’s dramatic salary increase and a fivefold increase in the trade deficit will push inflation rates above GDP growth, according to forecasts.