On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, the panel discusses the implications of the latest tête-à-tête between Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi.
After the recent labor unrest, ILO liaison officer Steve Marshall discusses the state of dispute resolution in Burma and plans to set a minimum wage.
British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Patrick talks about why his country is supporting Burma’s election preparations, and obstacles to achieving a free and fair vote.
Chairman of the RCSS/SSA Lt-Gen Yawd Serk speaks with The Irrawaddy about the group’s position on the peace process and the nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Dr. Thaung Htun, director of the Institute for Peace and Social Justice, discusses land reform and farmers’ rights with The Irrawaddy.
On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, two photojournalists discuss their experience of the Red Cross convoy ambush during the Laukkai conflict.
The Irrawaddy Magazine editor Aung Zaw is joined by Yan Pai and Kyaw Kha to discuss the history of conflict in the Kokang borderlands.
San Oo, owner of Seikku Cho Cho publishing house, speaks with The Irrawaddy about staying ahead of the curve in a changing media landscape.
Peter N. Fowler, US Regional Intellectual Property Attaché for Southeast Asia, discusses the need for effective intellectual property law reform in Burma.
In this interview with The Irrawaddy from Sept. 2009, Kokang leader Peng Jiasheng discusses the collapse of 20-year ceasefire agreement with the Burmese government.
Days before his assassination on February 14, 2008 Karen National Union leader Mahn Sha spoke to The Irrawaddy reporter about Burma’s prospects for peace.
Aung Min, vice-chairman of Union Peacemaking Work Committee, discusses the government’s most recent meeting with ethnic armed group representatives in Chiang Mai.
Burma’s immigration minister talks about the issue the controversial decision to grant non-citizens known as white card holders the right to vote on constitutional reform.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Scot Marciel speaks with The Irrawaddy about the state of US-Burma policy.
Australian MP Luke Simpkins says he will ask his government to link development assistance to Burma with progress towards a federal democratic system.
Dr. Maung Maung Lay, vice chairman of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, discusses economic prospects and pitfalls.
Gen. Gun Maw, vice chief of staff for the Kachin Independence Army, says that a national ceasefire agreement on Union Day is unlikely.
Former actress Daw Swe Zin Htike discusses her work in health and education projects and her push to encourage more female film directors.
Information Minister Ye Htut discusses the country’s reform process, criminal charges against journalists, the restructuring of state-owned media and Thein Sein’s political future.
American filmmaker Olivia Wyatt discusses her new documentary that explores the culture and mythology of the Moken—the nomadic “sea gypsies” of Burma and Thailand.