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Nai Hong Sar: ‘If They Continue to Hold a Hard Line, Peace Will Be Difficult’ By

A senior negotiator for Burma’s ethnic armed groups talks about apprehensions when it comes to disarmament, as well as discussing the broader peace process.

Myat Thin Aung: ‘The Impact Could Come Very Quickly’ By

The president of the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone, Myat Thin Aung, warns that Burma’s minimum wage increase will threaten the viability of some factories.


The second and final part of The Irrawaddy’s interview with Tin Aye, chairman of the Union Election Commission.


On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, Union Election Commission chairman Tin Aye discusses the landmark poll planned for later this year.


The Irrawaddy speaks with Ko Zaw Lin Htut, CEO of the Myanmar Payment Union, on his vision for a “cashless society.”

‘People Have to See What We Are Talking About’ By

In this 2013 interview, Yangon Heritage Trust founding chairman Thant Myint-U discusses the challenges facing Rangoon as it transforms into a modern city.

‘Generals Don’t Go to War Without a Plan’ By

The Democratic Party (Myanmar) chairman discusses how his party plans to contest Burma’s general election, and asks him to divine the country’s political future.

‘I Want to Stress That We Are Not the Enemy’ By

The Irrawaddy speaks with the Arakan Army’s Commander-in-Chief about tensions between Arakan and Burmese troops, the group’s political objectives and his views on Rohingya Muslims.

‘The Disabled Must Also Benefit from Development’ By

Interview with Rev. Thein Lwin, cofounder of the Myanmar Christian Fellowship for the Blind, on the challenges faced by disabled students in Burma.

‘When Will We Go Home?’ By

Four years after conflict breaks out in northern Burma, The Irrawaddy speaks with Kachin aid worker Mary Tawm about life in internal displacement camps.

‘China is Fundamentally Very Sensitive About its Sovereignty’ By

The panel discusses live-fire military exercises by the People’s Liberation Army, held earlier this week on the China-Burma border.

‘Farmers Need to Know Their Rights’ By

‘Farmers Need to Know Their Rights’Activist Ma Thandar details the efforts of the Democracy and Peace Women Network to educate Burma’s farmers on the country’s land laws.

‘I Don’t Like to Endorse Clichés’: Leading Lady Michelle Yeoh By

The Irrawaddy speaks with Michelle Yeoh about her portrayal of Daw Suu, her impressions of Burma and her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated industry.

‘We Truly Believe That the Arts Can Change People’ By

Cartoonist Ko Lai Lone, and Ko Saw Poe Khwar will join us for this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, which focuses on environmental awareness.

‘There Must Be a Balance Between Conservation and Development’ By

On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, the panel focuses on urban planning in Rangoon and the arguments for a conservation management plan to protect Shwedagon Pagoda.

‘The Government Needs to Look out for Local Companies’ By

Nyo Myint, senior managing director of KBZ Group of Companies, speaks with The Irrawaddy about the challenges and prospects of the insurance industry in Burma.

‘The Wa Region Really Looks Like Its Own Country’ By

On this week’s Dateline Irrawaddy, our journalists discuss their recent trip to little-known Wa Special Region, where ethnic groups recently discussed peace talks with Naypyidaw.

‘They Could Sue Me If They Think They Are Right’ By

Elected to the Yangon City Development Committee’s central council last year, Khin Hlaing has been an outspoken critic of five development projects in the vicinity of Shwedagon Pagoda.

In Conversation with Myanmar’s First Cardinal By

Cardinal Bo recently sat down with The Irrawaddy’s Yan Pai to discuss the role of religious leaders in achieving peace and promoting tolerance in Myanmar.

‘The Changes so Far Are Superficial, Designed to Ease Pressure’ By

It’s been a decade since Zoya Phan gained asylum in Britain after fleeing persecution in Burma, but her fight for human rights and democracy continues.

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