The deputy head of Rangoon’s urban planning department talks about his vision for the future of Burma’s biggest city.
The first Burmese woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in more than half a century explains how she overcame her shyness to take the stage.
Telenor’s chief executive Petter Furburg talks about expanding mobile phone and Internet services to the far corners of Burma.
Vicky Bowman of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business discusses the challenges to doing business in Burma and the importance of companies engaging with local communities.
The deadline for those seeking compensation for confiscated lands near the Letpadaung mine has passed, but a local official insists he is still taking claims.
The Burma representative for India’s Exim Bank explains why the bank entered the Golden Land and what it hopes to achieve here.
A senior representative of JICA, the development aid arm of the Japanese government, explains plans to modernize Burma’s biggest city and commercial capital.
With the conclusion of Parliament’s seventh session, outspoken lawmaker Thein Nyunt talks about the past—and what he hopes is a bright future—for the legislature.
The executive director of Burma’s Asian Wings tells The Irrawaddy about its new deal with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline.
An education adviser for Burma’s military regime talks about his experience with former dictator Ne Win and his thoughts on the country’s current education reform.
A teacher who was fired for attending an event commemorating the 1988 pro-democracy uprising says she wants to have her dignity restored.
The Chinese ambassador to Burma tells The Irrawaddy that bilateral relations are still on track, despite the suspension of the Myitsone dam and other challenges.
Myanmar filmmaker U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi discusses his work with the Lady.
Award-winning journalist Christopher Gunness explains what it was like to report on Burma as a BBC correspondent during the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
Min Ko Naing, a leader of the 1988 uprising against military rule, explains what he’s doing 25 years later to push for national reconciliation.
Sexuality and reproductive health are somewhat taboo topics in Burma, but women’s rights activist Ma Htar Htar wants to get the conversation started.
An ethnic Kachin philanthropist takes home Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, and chats with The Irrawaddy about what inspired her to give back.
The graffiti artist Arker Kyaw speaks about his craft and the law, facing charges for defacing public property.
The author of ‘Who Killed Aung San?’ talks about his book as Burma prepares to mark 66 years since his assassination on Martyrs’ Day.
An adviser for the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative discusses Burma’s complicated peace process, after the government signs a trust-building agreement with ethnic Wa rebels.