BURMA - The Irrawaddy Magazine
Burma Set to Release Dozens of Political Prisoners: Panel Member

Burma may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfill a promise to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year.

Myitsone Dam Project on Hold, but Far From Dead

Burma suspended the project in 2011 but a Chinese firm wants to push it forward and continues to keep staff members at the site.

Trial in Burma Embassy Plot Begins in Indonesia

One of the suspected militants who plotted to attack the Burma Embassy in Jakarta goes faces terrorism charges that could result in a death sentence.

Washington’s Holocaust Museum Highlights Burma’s Rohingya

An American photographer depicts the plight of Rohingya Muslims, who were forced to flee their homes in Arakan State after deadly sectarian violence last summer.

Myitkyina Talks Show Obstacles on the Path of Peace Process

Ethnic armed groups and government negotiators agree to work toward a national ceasefire agreement, but their viewpoints still differ widely.

Fear of Pagoda Damage Draws Protests at Letpadaung Mine

At least 150 protesters ask for permission to visit a historic Buddhist pagoda that was allegedly damaged by a blast at the copper mine project.

Burmese Script to Make iDebut With Travelogue

The publisher of a travelogue detailing four Burmese nationals’ Mount Everest trek hopes to make their tale the first e-book published in the Burmese script.

Police Torture Leaves Teenage Boy Severely Injured

The family of a 14-year-old boy says Irrawaddy Division police tortured him so badly that he has been unable to walk since his release.

No Sign of More Survivors in Rohingya Boat Sinking

After a boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims capsized off the Arakan coast, only eight people were rescued.

Violence Flares Again in Arakan State

An Arakanese woman is killed in an attack reportedly carried out in retaliation for the discovery a Muslim man’s dead body in Arakan State.

Burma’s Transition ‘Important for Global Democracy’

The head of a US-funded pro-democracy group says Burma is unlikely to revert to its authoritarian past, but that setbacks to its democratization are inevitable.

Burma’s Substandard Peanut Oils Put to the Test

A consumer protection agency will examine peanut oils in markets next month to root out the brands that are substandard and potentially harmful to health.

Ethnic Leaders Emphasize Need for Sincerity in Myitkyina Talks

Negotiations between the leaders of Burma’s ethnic armed groups and the government’s negotiating team begin in the Kachin State capital.

Suspect Arrested in Relation to Elephant Killings in Pegu Division

Police have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the poaching of several wild elephants in the forests of Pegu Mountain Range.

Displaced Civilians Weigh in On War and Peace in Kachin State

People at a temporary camp in north Burma want to go home, but despite ceasefire talks, heavy doubts linger over prospects for peace.

Scores Missing After Rohingya Boat Sinks Off Burma Coast

Around 50 members of a Muslim minority are feared drowned after trying to flee Arakan State in a boat that sank on Sunday.

Thousands Greet Convoy of Ethnic Leaders in Myitkyina

Thousands of people in the Kachin capital Myitkyina provided a convoy of ethnic rebel leaders with a raucous welcome.

All But One Ethnic Group Sign Agreement Supporting Nationwide Ceasefire

Representatives of almost all ethnic armed rebel groups in Burma signed an agreement on Saturday, in which they conditionally supported a government-proposed nationwide ceasefire agreement.

Tax Scheme Slows Rangoon’s High-Value Property Market

The introduction of land values assessed by street appears to be curbing speculation in property in Burma’s commercial capital.

For Burma Artist, Painting is Poetry

An artist celebrates a 50-year career with an exhibit in Rangoon and hopes his watercolor paintings resonate with viewers like the words of a poem.