Burma’s Food and Drug Administration lacks the resources necessary to adequately inspect foods in a market that consumer advocates say is flooded with dicey offerings.
The opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate begins her first trip in a decade to Burma’s poorest state to promote constitutional amendments.
A network of educational organizations criticizes a proposed government overhaul of Burma’s education system, saying that a draft education policy fails to include their recommendations.
The government is urged to play a greater role in Burma’s red-hot tourism industry as foreign arrivals look likely to far exceed the expected total.
Burma’s leading student activist group and nearly 1,000 supporters urge the government to abolish and amend restrictive laws that make it difficult to organize protests.
The Burmese opposition leader calls on the military to back efforts to amend the 2008 charter, which currently bars her from the presidency.
Ashley South from the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative says the government is putting too much emphasis on economic development in the peace process.
Several dozen protestors gathered at Rangoon City Hall to demand constitutional amendments that would allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become president.
Undergraduate students arriving at the recently reopened Mandalay University have complained that living facilities at the campus are poor and underfunded.
After being released from prison as part of a mass presidential amnesty, two high-ranking military intelligence officials have been detained again, a presidential spokesman says.
For the second time since June, the body of a dead Burmese national will be repatriated from Malaysia, in case that highlights rising tensions.
Workers at a Mandalay biscuit factory want to file a lawsuit against the factory owner, who they accuse of breaching a labor condition agreement.
Government commutes death sentences of some convicts and slashes the jail terms of others, but it is unclear whether any political prisoners will be freed.
Campaigners and relatives gathered in Rangoon on Thursday to commemorate those who died in custody after being locked up by for opposing the former military regime.
A lawmaker said he expects the government to soon release dozens of former officers of the notorious Military Intelligence Service who were purged in 2004.
The Burmese president says he supports efforts to change the Constitution and remove restrictions that currently prevent Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president.
An investigation is under way and aid agencies are distributing supplies after fires at two separate refugee camps in Thailand destroyed 165 homes last week.
A former political prisoner walks into a small souvenir shop and meets the owner: a man once known in Burma as the Prince of Darkness.
With the launch of our weekly print journal in Burmese on Thursday, The Irrawaddy will reach out to a larger readership inside the country.
Wendy Law-Yone, one of Burma’s few novelists to write in English, is among the local and international authors to attend the second Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay.