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.”
In this 2013 interview, Yangon Heritage Trust founding chairman Thant Myint-U discusses the challenges facing Rangoon as it transforms into a modern city.
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.
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.
Interview with Rev. Thein Lwin, cofounder of the Myanmar Christian Fellowship for the Blind, on the challenges faced by disabled students in Burma.
Four years after conflict breaks out in northern Burma, The Irrawaddy speaks with Kachin aid worker Mary Tawm about life in internal displacement camps.
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’Activist Ma Thandar details the efforts of the Democracy and Peace Women Network to educate Burma’s farmers on the country’s land laws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U Kyaw Win, the secretary of the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association, offers his professional assessment of the local gold market.