BURMA - The Irrawaddy Magazine
New Museum to Highlight Burma’s Pro-Democracy Struggle

A museum will be established by the end of this year to display historical records from decades of struggle against dictatorship, leading democracy activists say.

Fear Rises in Rangoon After Bomb Blasts

After several bombs explode in Burma’s biggest city, security is increased at tourist attractions, hotels and shopping malls, but residents say they feel insecure.

Walk a Mile in a Burmese Midwife’s Shoes

Midwives who travel far distances to reach expectant mothers and other patients in rural Burma say they need more support.

Mon State Arrest Linked to Traders Hotel Bombing

Mon State police detain a man allegedly involved in the planting of a bomb at Rangoon’s Traders Hotel that detonated Monday night, injuring an American.

Six Suspects Confess to Thandwe Murders: Home Affairs Ministry

Six suspects have reportedly confessed to killing seven Muslims and 28 are being charged with setting fire dozens of Muslim-owned homes in Thandwe Township.

UWSA: Signing Nationwide Ceasefire Accord Is 50-50

Attending peace talks in Kachin State, Wa military chief says group will wait and see on government’s nationwide agreement.

Protesters Attempt March from Mandalay to Copper Mine

A protest march by about 60 people from Mandalay to Letpadaung is cancelled after authorities agree to meet demands.

Burma’s Old Guard Clings to $8B Jade Empire

‘Unofficial’ sales of priceless jade to China mean Burma gets only a fraction of the revenues of a multibillion-dollar mining industry in Kachin State.

No Soft Touch

In this cover story first appeared in Oct, 2007 print issue of The Irrawaddy Magazine, Kyaw Zwa Moe, the editor of the magazine (English edition), writes about women’s forefront involvement to combat and promote democracy in Burma.

Sectarian Tensions Flare in Thandwe, Arakan State

Tension was high in southern Arakan State’s Thandwe late Sunday after Buddhist mobs torched two homes belonging to Muslims.

Exhibition Captures ‘Vanishing’ Ethnic Traditions

A photography exhibition documenting Burma’s “vanishing” cultural heritage is opened by Aung San Suu Kyi, with the democracy icon celebrating the country’s unique ethnic diversity.

Burma’s Food Safety Agency Finds Urea in Fish Paste Sample

One of three samples of Ngapi sent to a department at the Burma Ministry of Health is found to contain urea.

Day Trips From Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai province boasts more natural forest cover than any other in Thailand’s north, and there is no end of ways to enjoy it.

Time Bomb Caused Traders Hotel Blast, Say Police

Three suspects detained after small bomb in a room at Traders Hotel in downtown Rangoon injures an American woman.

Bomb Blast Hits Traders Hotel in Rangoon

A small bomb rips through a 9th story room at Traders Hotel, one of the nicest hotels in downtown Rangoon.

Suu Kyi Calls for Collaboration With Military at NLD Anniversary

The democracy icon calls for greater collaboration between civil society groups and the military, as well as changes to the country’s controversial Constitution.

US Govt Delegation Visits Burma, Discusses Sanctions

State and treasury officials end a visit to Burma, where they met with American companies and reviewed the impact of easing sanctions.

Letpadaung Mine Project Resumes but Fails to Meet Lawmakers’ Requirements

A fence is erected to keep out farmers, but the Chinese-backed mining project in northwest Burma has not yet met requirements to resume operations.

Air-Conditioned Train to Ride Rangoon’s Circle Line Soon

Burma’s state railway department will offer passengers the chance to ride a Japanese air-conditioned train on a popular but poorly maintained commuter route in Rangoon.

Ready or Not, the Tourists Are Coming

The coming peak tourism season will be Myanmar’s biggest yet, but can the country handle the expected influx of foreign travelers?