The Myanmar Indigenous Network for Education forms on the international day for mother-tongue languages, calling for multilingual instruction in Burma’s government schools.
The Union Parliament orders the government to resolve land-grab cases in Burma no later than June and September of this year.
The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army offers to provide land, homes and jobs to people whose homes were bulldozed by authorities in Rangoon Division.
After a recent attack on a Kachin Independence Army outpost, displaced people fear that progress toward returning to their homes has been put back.
UN human rights rapporteur says he will urge the UN Human Rights Council to probe alleged Rohingya massacre unless Burma’s inquiry meets international standards.
A Karen NGO says the proposed projects for Karen and Mon states lack input from local residents and could open the door to possible land-grabs.
A jade stone discovered in Kachin State is believed to weigh 50 tons, though with half the rock still buried, its exact mass remains unknown.
A leading Shan human rights group says six planned hydropower dams on the river in Shan and Karen states should be stopped.
Twelve farmers were sentenced to between three years and six months in prison by Pegu Division’s Padaung Township Court for damaging a company-owned teak plantation.
Union Parliament Speaker and USDP chairman Shwe Mann urges a parliamentary committee to consider reforms to constitutional clauses that guarantee the military great political powers.
Burma’s government is loosening its grip on the school system, but education officials at the local level say most decisions are still made from above.
Starting next month, the Rangoon Division government will prohibit the use of the Toyota pickup trucks for passenger transport in Burma’s commercial capital.
Three activists in Burma are prevented from appearing at an event in Mandalay, after Buddhist monks protested their inclusion on the roster of scheduled speakers.
A group of 30 civil society and ethnic organizations are concerned data collected on ethnicity in the upcoming census could be used for political gain.
Burma’s Ministry of Culture is planning to seek official Unesco recognition of a Bagan-era stone inscription.
Government troops are protecting a huge raw stone found by a small-scale miner in Hpakant, home to some of the world’s best jade.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and the former student leaders’ group say they want to use “people power” to first change the rules about how Burma’s Constitution can be amended.
Thousands of people celebrate their heritage in southeastern Burma, with ethnic leaders reiterating support for peace talks while also remaining apprehensive.
Karen National Liberation Army Commander in Chief Gen Saw Johnny tells The Irrawaddy that Burma’s ethnic groups must continue to cooperate in ceasefire talks with the government.
Preservation works for the Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery, one of Mandalay’s most iconic historical structures, officially begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.