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Kofi Annan ‘Confident’ in Arakan State Advisory Commission’s Mandate

The nine-member commission conducts their initial meeting, attended by Burma’s State Counselor, before beginning an investigation into the root causes of conflict in Arakan State. Read More

Taunggyi District NLD Party Chairman Protests Verbal Expulsion Order

U Tin Maung Toe describes his verbal expulsion from the NLD as not in line with party rules and regulations. Read More

UWSA Criticizes Peace Conference for ‘Poor Management and Discrimination’

After the UWSA’s walkout, the group issues a statement and speaks to Chinese media about the issues that caused them to leave the event.  Read More

DKBA Splinter Group Clashes with Border Guard Force, Roads Blocked

Clashes have been reported over the weekend in Karen State, leading to the temporary shutdown of a road leading to a border-trading village. Read More

Wathann Film Festival Non-Competition Highlights

As the Wathann Film Festival kicks off with its sixth edition on Tuesday, Rangoon’s oldest cinema Waziya prepares to host the city’s movie buffs. Read More

Farmer Dies in Irrawaddy Division Land Dispute

One farmer was killed and four injured when a farmland dispute turned violent in a forest reserve in Labutta Township of Irrawaddy Division on Saturday. Read More

Burma and India to Advance Trade

The Indo Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Industries and the Burmese government agree to promote cross-border trade and development of Burma’s agricultural sector. Read More

Former Lt-Gen to Sue Local Journal for Defamation

Khin Zaw Oo will sue the Myanmar Herald for defamation, after publishing a story that alleged he sought political gain by taking advantage of govt officials. Read More

State Counselor to Attend Asean Summit in Laos

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to Laos to attend the 28th and 29th Asean Summit and related meetings. Read More

Wave Money CEO Sees Potential in Burma’s Underdeveloped Market

Wave Money CEO Brad Jones talks to The Irrawaddy about the potential market in Burma’s underdeveloped mobile financial sector. Read More

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