Thein Swe, a retired official from the Ministry of Planning and Finance says current reforms are passing by the majority of the country’s people.
As Sweden opens its first embassy office in Rangoon, the Swedish Ambassador to Burma Klas Molin discusses business relations, foreign investment and press freedom.
In this week’s “Dateline Irrawaddy,” panelists discuss how women and children are affected by fighting on the third anniversary of renewed war in north Burma.
The nun Daw Eainda Sar Ri talks about her role helping girls displaced by war in Kachin State to continue learning amidst hardship.
During a visit to his homeland, San Win Htike, a Singapore-based violinist who was born in Burma, spoke with The Irrawaddy about his music.
The chairman of the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone talks about efforts to improve the region’s school system and the important role that monastic education plays there.
Ian Wong of the Singapore-based United Overseas Bank talks about current foreign investment trends and the licensing of foreign banks in Burma.
In this week’s Irrawaddy Dateline, panelists discuss the revelation that Unicef pays $87,000 per month to rent its Rangoon office from a former general.
A 28-year-old award-winning philanthropist in Burma shares her inspiration for helping people who live in mountains between Sagaing and Magwe divisions.
A Shan entrepreneur teams up with a Rangoon-based women’s group to offer free self-defense classes for women looking to build their fitness and self-confidence.
Myint Myint Khin Pe, secretary of the Free Funeral Service Society, talks to The Irrawaddy about a plan to reduce the litter on Rangoon’s streets.
A member of the US Ex-Im Bank’s board of directors discusses the bank’s re-entry into Myanmar and the impact it will have.
Taiwan-based Midi Z talks about his third feature film, set in his hometown Lashio, and other ongoing projects to be set in Rangoon and Thailand.
Burma’s Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Thaung Tin talks to The Irrawaddy as the country’s telecoms sector is about to be transformed.
Aung Htoo, deputy director general of Burma’s Asean affairs department, talks to the Irrawaddy about the country’s inaugural chairmanship of the 10-nation regional bloc.
Deputy KIA Commander-in-Chief Gun Maw talks in an interview about the needs for US and UN involvement in the Kachin peace process.
A Japanese lawmaker visits the Thilawa Special Economic Zone and speaks about his impressions of the Japanese-funded project.
AGD Bank Managing Director Ye Min Oo says local banks are concerned about the Central Bank’s plan to allow foreign banks into Burma.
Burmese-Australian DJ Kieran C Way speaks to The Irrawaddy about his plan to open ‘mixing schools’ to help aspiring DJs in the country of his birth.
As Asean chair, Burma will seek a balanced, slow approach to resolving the South China Sea dispute, says the chairman of a government-affiliated think tank.