The Kachin rebels say they are ready to release underage soldiers captured from the Burmese army.
At its National Convention in North Carolina, the US Democratic Party says its policy of sanctions and engagement helped bring about reform in Burma.
Christian Chin from western Burma are reportedly denied religious freedom and coerced to convert to Buddhism by the government.
The Karen National Union and government peace negotiators sign a second draft “code of conduct” after peace talks in the Karen State capital Pa-an.
Burma’s parliament approves the formation of four new ministries within the President’s Office.
The International Labour Organization says that the government discharging 42 underage Burmese soldiers is a positive step towards outlawing their use completely.
President Thein Sein’s cabinet reshuffle has been hailed as a boost to reform but doubts remain if the millions below the poverty line will benefit.
Karen leaders and government representatives agree in principle a Code of Conduct that binds both armies during a third round of peace negotiations in Pa-an.
Prominent dissident Moe Thee Zun returns to Burma to help President Thein Sein’s reform process and promote ethnic peace after more than two decades in exile.
Information Minister Aung Kyi tells the Myanmar Journalists Association that the draft media law will be made public and the press will be consulted on its components.
Three 88 Generation leaders host a fund-raising concert in Rangoon where TV company SkyNet bids nearly 60 million kyat for an acoustic guitar.
The family of detained rights activist Wai Lu who went missing after being arrested are to sue the local authorities of Myingmu Township for kidnapping.
At least 17 children are presumed dead after a boat sinks on the Mekong while crossing from Burma’s Shan State to China’s Yunnan Province.
Members of Canada’s Burmese community hold a protest outside the Toronto Star office against what they call a “misinformation campaign” regarding recent sectarian violence in Arakan State.
Thousands of protesters including hundreds of monks hold a two-day march in support of the president’s proposal to deport the Rohingya Muslim minority group.
A round-up of some of the more thought-provoking comments from readers of The Irrawaddy taken from our top stories over the course of the last week.
RANGOON— After facing the threat of a protest in front of his head office, a Burmese tycoon and Lower House MP hastily struck deals with farmers from Kachin State who filed a lawsuit against his company alleging illegal land confiscations. Bawk Ja, the land rights activist who led the case, told a press conference in [...]
Two groups of high-profile dissidents return to Burma for the first time in decades, a day after the government revealed that they had been taken off a blacklist.
Chinese authorities ban UN officials from accessing Kachin refugees who are being forced back home into war-torn northern Burma.
The return of western markets for Burma’s once-booming garment industry can help safeguard worker rights, claims an industry expert.