In this interview with The Irrawaddy, Burmese meteorologist Tun Lwin discusses climate change, deforestation and the country’s recent floods.
Khin Hla Yee is one 76 candidates chosen by the Arakan National Party (ANP) to contest the Nov. 8 poll. She will seek election to the Arakan State parliament in Ann Township’s No. 1 constituency, home to the Burma Army’s Western Command, where she will be competing against former general Maung Maung Ohn, who resigned […]
The world is watching as Burma prepares for a general election in November, which is hoped to be the country’s first free and fair poll following decades of military dictatorship. The former pariah state began a turbulent transition to civilian rule under the leadership of President Thein Sein in 2011, though the armed forces remain […]
On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, lawyers Ko Ni and Nay Min discuss whether President Thein Sein breached the Constitution after the dramatic removal of Shwe Mann from the chairmanship of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). Thalun Zaung Htet: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy. This week we will be discussing whether or […]
In an interview with the Irrawaddy, Aung Myat Kyaw, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association, discusses the outlook for tourism in Burma.
Khun Tun Oo, 72, is an ethnic Shan politician and leader of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), one of the largest parties in Shan State. He spent many years in prison for his political activities after the SNLD, known locally as the Tiger Head Party, was one of the major winners in the […]
The Irrawaddy speaks with journalist Bertil Lintner about the prospects for peace in Burma, the role of foreign interests and the issue of federalism.
On this week’s edition of Dateline, the panel discusses the dangers of relief work in the wake of the country’s devastating floods.
On this week’s edition of Dateline, Irrawaddy editor Kyaw Zwa Moe, Tanpadipa Institute director Dr Khin Zaw Win, and Institute for Peace and Social Justice director Dr Thaung Tun discuss the downfall of Shwe Mann and internal discontent within the National League for Democracy ahead of the November general election. Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to […]
On this week’s edition of Dateline, the panel discusses the downfall of Shwe Mann and internal discontent within the National League for Democracy.
In the second and final installment of The Irrawaddy’s interview with Professor Larry Diamond, the Stanford University democracy scholar discusses complaints about the leadership style of Aung San Suu Kyi, the rise of Ma Ba Tha and the efforts to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire agreement with Irrawaddy founding editor Aung Zaw. We’ve seen examples of […]
In the second installment of The Irrawaddy’s interview with Professor Larry Diamond, the democracy scholar discusses the challenges faced by Burma’s democratic opposition.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Kyi Zaw Myint, chief engineer of the Naypyidaw Highway, about how to prevent fatalities along the long, dark road to the capital.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Stanford University Professor Larry Diamond about the electoral implications of Shwe Mann’s fall from grace.
The Myanmar Farmers Development Party says this election it will fight to represent a demographic accounting for an estimated 70 percent of Burma’s population.
On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, meteorologist Dr. Tun Lwin and Aung Chan Tha of the Youth Philanthropic Network discuss Burma’s floods crisis.
Political theorist Francis Fukuyama discusses the challenges awaiting Burma’s democratic opposition ahead of the November general election.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Wong Aung, director of the Action Group for Resource Accountability, about Burma’s preparations for EITI compliance.
On this week’s edition, beauty queens Htar Htet Htet and Khin Thandar discuss flood relief, education and the role of women in Burma.
Thein Zaw, chairman of the Mandalay Rice Commodity Exchange, discusses the impacts of widespread flooding in Burma on this important staple crop.