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Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘I Couldn’t Stand Back and Watch People Suffering’ By

On this week’s edition of Dateline, the panel discusses the dangers of relief work in the wake of the country’s devastating floods. 


On this week’s edition of Dateline, the panel discusses the downfall of Shwe Mann and internal discontent within the National League for Democracy.


In the second installment of The Irrawaddy’s interview with Professor Larry Diamond, the democracy scholar discusses the challenges faced by Burma’s democratic opposition.


The Irrawaddy speaks with Kyi Zaw Myint, chief engineer of the Naypyidaw Highway, about how to prevent fatalities along the long, dark road to the capital.


The Irrawaddy speaks with Stanford University Professor Larry Diamond about the electoral implications of Shwe Mann’s fall from grace.

‘Let Us Farmers Assume the Presidency’ By

The Myanmar Farmers Development Party says this election it will fight to represent a demographic accounting for an estimated 70 percent of Burma’s population.

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘The Most Serious Flood in 60 Years’ By

On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, meteorologist Dr. Tun Lwin and Aung Chan Tha of the Youth Philanthropic Network discuss Burma’s floods crisis.

Francis Fukuyama: ‘It’s Not That Hard to Hold a Free and Fair Election’ By

Political theorist Francis Fukuyama discusses the challenges awaiting Burma’s democratic opposition ahead of the November general election.

EITI Broker: ‘The Government Must Have Political Will’ By

The Irrawaddy speaks with Wong Aung, director of the Action Group for Resource Accountability, about Burma’s preparations for EITI compliance.

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘The Role of Women has Become Greater’ By

On this week’s edition, beauty queens Htar Htet Htet and Khin Thandar discuss flood relief, education and the role of women in Burma.

Rice Merchant: ‘The Situation Requires Govt Intervention’ By

Thein Zaw, chairman of the Mandalay Rice Commodity Exchange, discusses the impacts of widespread flooding in Burma on this important staple crop.

Still Flying High as Competition Closes In: Myanmar Airways International By

The KBZ group-owned airline, first launched in 1993, is contemplating ways to meet stiff competition from abroad, says senior executive Aye Mra Tha.

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘Aung Thaung Did Not Respect Human Rights’ By

On this week’s edition, Robert San Aung and Zaw Thet Htwe discuss the legacy of USDP powerbroker Aung Thaung, who died last week in Singapore.

In Myanmar, Doing Aid Better By

Magsaysay award-winner Lahpai Seng Raw, one of Myanmar’s leading civil society voices, echoes growing international calls to “do aid differently.”

Win Myo Thu: ‘Deforestation is Particularly Worrying’ By

Win Myo Thu, the director of EcoDev, speaks with The Irrawaddy about combating deforestation and defending the rights and livelihoods of local communities.

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘The NLD Won’t Cease its Efforts Toward Reconciliation’ By

Political commentator Dr Yan Myo Thein and Rangoon Division lawmaker Dr Nyo Nyo Thin discuss their predictions for the general election.

Kachin Party Leader: ‘We Work for the State’s People, Not Just One Race’ By

The joint-secretary of the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State talks about election preparations and challenges in Burma’s conflict-plagued northernmost state.

MNP Chairman: ‘If We Don’t Find a Way to Challenge Them, They Will Never Step Down.’ By

The November election won’t mean much if the military-drafted Constitution remains unchanged, says 93-year-old Mon National Party chairman Nai Ngwe Thein.

KBZ’s Nang Lang Kham: ‘Women Are Taking a Lead Role’ By

Women are “a force for national development” says Ma Nang Lai Kham of the Kanbawza group of companies.

NLD Hopeful: ‘You Can Use Me as a Shield’ By

The Irrawaddy speaks with Nyo Nyo Thin about why she hopes to join the NLD and what she aims to accomplish if elected to the Union Parliament.

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