With prospects for the industry never brighter, The Irrawaddy speaks with Minister of Hotels and Tourism Htay Aung to discuss future plans for the sector.
The founder of a Thailand-based foundation talks about an upcoming documentary that will profile seven women leaders from Burma and the challenges they have faced.
Outgoing UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana answers questions on the improvements and challenges in the rights situation.
The Irrawaddy sits down with Kazuhiko Koguchi, the ADB’s executive director for Japan, to talk about the East Asian nation’s investments in Burma.
The Kachin Independence Army Deputy Chief of Staff Gen Gun Maw tells The Irrawaddy about the causes and consequences of recent attacks by the Burma Army.
Dr. Chris Beyrer of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the US city of Baltimore, has pioneered research on HIV/Aids in Myanmar.
The founder of the Consumer Protection Association explains some of the challenges in rooting our unhealthy foods and medicines in the local market.
The head of the UK Department for International Development Office in Burma talks about future assistance projects and a UK-funded training course for Burma’s military.
Lt-Gen Baw Kyaw Heh, the vice commander-in-chief of the Karen National Liberation Army, warns that the Burma government may have ulterior motives.
Salai Isaac Khen talks about the importance of women’s voices in the peace process and gender equality as Burma undergoes economic and political reform.
The former US ambassador for global women’s issues explains how Myanmar stacks up with other countries in terms of women’s rights.
A spokesman for China Power Investment (CPI) responds frankly to critics of the Myitsone dam project in north Burma’s Kachin State.
The Kachin Independence Army’s deputy chief explains what ethnic armed groups hope to achieve in the peace process, including a more inclusive federal army.
At the start of 2014, The Irrawaddy visits renowned Burmese astrologer San Zarni in order to get his predictions for the year ahead.
The president of the National Endowment for Democracy talks about Myanmar’s ongoing reform process and his meetings with men who once considered him the enemy.
The Karen man who attempted to hijack an airplane with military officers on board 60 years ago talks candidly about his failed mission.
A leader of the Burma yachting squad talks about training as a child, taking a decade off and returning strong for the Southeast Asia Games.
With the sting of defeat still fresh, Zaw Zaw, chairman of the Myanmar Football Federation, discusses the way forward for Burma’s football program.
Thet Thet Khine, vice president of Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association and director of Forever Gems, discusses being a business woman and her interest in politics.
Burma’s deputy minister for social welfare talks about efforts to help workers who lost their jobs at construction projects at the special economic zone.