Coca-Cola disclosure prompts calls for transparency, IMF warns of private debt growth, Singapore to finance Rangoon developments and rural microfinance soars.
Relics of history are dotted around the once booming silver and lead mine in Shan State that boasts links to a former US president.
Garment manufacturers say they can’t afford to pay laborers 3,600 kyats (US$3.24) per day minimum wage recommended by an expert committee.
The military’s opposition to constitutional amendments may harm efforts to conclude a nationwide ceasefire and undermine trust at home and abroad.
Outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Burma Christoph Burgener, who attended a preliminary meeting of ethnic peace negotiators in Chiang Mai on Thursday, speaks to The Irrawaddy
A senior negotiator for Burma’s ethnic armed groups talks about apprehensions when it comes to disarmament, as well as discussing the broader peace process.
In a rare interview with Japanese news agency NHK, Burma’s President urges infrastructure investment and indicates that he will consider second term.
Preliminary meetings ahead of the forthcoming Karen National Conference kick off in Rangoon, uniting ethnic Karen people from various parts of the country.
Stateless Rohingya say there is no let-up in soldiers forcing them into hard labor, despite the government launching a campaign to end the practice.
Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate this year—stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbor.
Southeast Asian nations propose setting up a fund to tackle illegal migration of so-called “boat people,” but rights groups dismiss the offers as mere tokens.
In the lead-up to a meeting with the Burmese government’s chief peace negotiator, ethnic leaders convene in northern Thailand to discuss the nation’s peace process.
Burma’s unelected military lawmakers argue firmly against a proposed constitutional amendment that would grant state-level parliaments the right to nominate chief ministers.
A district court rejected an appeal on Monday against the two year sentence handed down to former NLD member Htin Lin Oo for offending religious feeling.
Student leaders involved in a protest in Rangoon against military lawmakers’ presence in Burma’s Parliament are charged with unlawful assembly, a senior police officersays.
International aid donors are falling short on commitments to provide open data on their spending and operations in developing countries, according to a new report.
Five men found carrying drugs and unlicensed arms late last month may face charges of high treason, according to the Mandalay Division Police Force.
Renewed fighting between government troops and the DKBA in eastern Burma lead to a temporary shutdown of the new Asia Highway.
Four students from Yadanabon University were arrested on Monday after spray-painting messages critical of the government on the university’s grounds.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges companies to make electronic and digital goods, reviving a campaign promise to bridge India’s digital divide.