Interview - The Irrawaddy
‘The Government Has to Take Great Care in Dealing with China’ By

On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, the panel discusses how the bombing of a Chinese village will impact upon Sino-Burmese diplomatic relations.

‘Signing the Ceasefire Does Not Mean Achieving Peace’ By

The Irrawaddy’s Editor in Chief Aung Zaw speaks with Gen. Gun Maw of the Kachin Independence Army about recent conflicts and Burma’s prospects for peace.


Myanmar Lawyers Network’s Kyi Myint and 88 Generation leader Ko Ko Gyi discuss the student protest crackdown, Aung San Suu Kyi’s role and upcoming elections.


The chairman of the Chin Progressive Party talks about obstacles to signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement and the way forward in Myanmar’s peace process.


Sai Khun Naung, managing director of Sai Khun Naung Real Estate Company, discusses the outlook for Rangoon’s booming property market.

‘The Vessel was Overloaded’ By

The Irrawaddy speaks to survivors of the ferry disaster off the coast of Arakan State, which claimed more than 50 lives on Friday.

‘Humanity is of the Utmost Importance’ By

Dr Tha Hla Shwe of the Myanmar Red Cross Society discusses the role of his organization and the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Laukkai.

‘The Government Can’t Turn a Blind Eye’ By

U Maw Lin is deeply worried by rapid urbanization in Rangoon and has urged the government take urgent action to save the former capital’s heritage.

‘Peaceful Assembly and Procession is a Fundamental Right of Citizens’ By

Kyi Myint of the Myanmar Lawyers Network and 88 Generation leader Ko Ko Gyi discuss the Mar. 5 crackdown on protesting students in Rangoon.

‘These Are Worrisome Conditions for Elections’ By

Rangoon’s election subcommission chairman talks about preparations for Burma’s general election and the potential impact of political volatility on the much-anticipated vote later this year.

‘This Was Too Brutal’ By

As the dust settles following a brutal crackdown on student protests, The Irrawaddy speaks with education reform advocate Thein Lwin about what transpired in Letpadan.

‘I Want to Urge Men to Support and Create Opportunities for Women’ By

Ahead of a performance to mark International Women’s Day, Sone Thin Par talks gender inequality and the need for greater female participation in Burmese life.

‘We Need Righteous People Who Are Respected Politically and Socially’ By

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.

‘Any Labor Dispute Will Only Be Resolved By the Parties Sitting Together’ By

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.

‘Elections Are Not Just About Polling Day’ By

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.

‘We Need to Enter Political Dialogue’ By

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. 

Land: The Search for Solutions By

Dr. Thaung Htun, director of the Institute for Peace and Social Justice, discusses land reform and farmers’ rights with The Irrawaddy.

‘The Victims of the War Must Be Shown’ By

On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, two photojournalists discuss their experience of the Red Cross convoy ambush during the Laukkai conflict.

‘A Guerrilla War is Still Taking Place in Laukkai’ By

The Irrawaddy Magazine editor Aung Zaw is joined by Yan Pai and Kyaw Kha to discuss the history of conflict in the Kokang borderlands.

Books ‘Have a Future’ By

San Oo, owner of Seikku Cho Cho publishing house, speaks with The Irrawaddy about staying ahead of the curve in a changing media landscape.

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