The National League for Democracy meets Burma’s Union Election Commission again to air grievances and exchange feedback on the country’s ongoing voter verification process.
One of five student activists charged with unlawful assembly for a protest in Rangoon last week is arrested after attending a commemorative event on Tuesday.
Bail is granted to 11 activists detained after a brutal crackdown on student demonstrations earlier this year, while five other requests are denied.
A local election subcommission in Tharrawaddy Township receives funding from lawmakers of Burma’s ruling party, a donation criticized as potentially compromising the electoral body’s impartiality.
Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together to perform on each side of the world’s most heavily armed border.
War-time President Mahinda Rajapaksa remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticized for war crimes in a UN report.
Drainage of peatlands to cultivate oil palm in Malaysia’s Rajang Delta is causing land subsidence that will bring large-scale floods in coming decades, researchers warn.
As a soldier, an exile and a mother, Arakanese rebel Saw Mra Razar Lin brings a lot to the negotiating table.
The fate of a planned coal-fired power plant in Irrawaddy Division’s Ngapudaw Township remains unclear amid local opposition to the project on environmental grounds.
A Buddhist organization opposing five developments near the Shwedagon Pagoda vow to resume their campaign after the government fails to meet their demand of official hiatus.
Clashes continue between government troops and ethnic Karen rebels in the lead-up to a major conference between the area’s non-state actors and government representatives.
Over two weeks since two Ta’ang National Party members in Shan State’s Mongkaung Township were reported missing, party officials await their safe return.
On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, English Editor Kyaw Zwa Moe talks politics with Zin Mar Aung and Cheery Zahau.
Peace negotiator Aung Min said a nationwide ceasefire remained on the table after a meeting between government and ethnic representatives in northern Thailand.
China’s claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week.
Cambodia is in the grip of an orphanage boom, many of them unlicensed, with no safety checks and few real orphans.
Malaysia’s prime minister risks criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from a state fund to his personal bank accounts.
In a rare interview with Japanese news agency NHK, Burma’s President urges infrastructure investment and indicates that he will consider second term.
Preliminary meetings ahead of the forthcoming Karen National Conference kick off in Rangoon, uniting ethnic Karen people from various parts of the country.
Stateless Rohingya say there is no let-up in soldiers forcing them into hard labor, despite the government launching a campaign to end the practice.