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Paying Lip Service Won’t Purchase Reform

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Most of Burma’s parliamentary MPs served in the past regime, so they know well how to speak about reform without actually reforming anything. But this time, can they deliver?

Burma Receives a Red Card

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Burmese officials and fans must both accept responsibility and make changes if Burma is to repair its sporting image, which was left in tatters after the cancellation of the national team’s match with Oman.

Stemming the Chinese Tide

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Chinese have much invested in Burma, and if they don’t pay attention to the Burmese people better than the Burmese government does, they may face a rebellion that threatens those investments.

Just Too Convenient

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Nobody is sure who was behind the bombings in Burma last week, and nobody is likely to find out—it’s just too convenient for the government that they don’t.

'Responsible Tourism' Begins at Home

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
In promoting “responsible tourism,” Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD hope to open up Burma for increased microeconomic development and improved ties with the outside world, but the government must participate for this to happen.

bullet When a Worthless Currency Appreciates

bullet What Can We Learn from Egypt?

bullet Remembering Burma's Broken Families

bullet Dark Election Means a Dark Future

bullet Than Shwe Juggles the Numbers in Choosing Election Date



A Kyat in the Dark

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Would floating the Burmese currency help to revive the country’s economy? Some experts say it might help, but it’s only a start.

Will the Kyat Be Floated?

Friday, August 26, 2011
The recent rise of the kyat has raised the possibility of a break with Burma's decades-old fixed exchange rate policy. But will this be enough to save the country's foundering economy?

Suu Kyi Appeals for Megadam Review

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi has issued a personal appeal to all concerned parties to review the social and environmental impact of the dam project on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State.

Beauty That’s More Than Skin Deep

Friday, August 5, 2011
The use of thanaka by Burmese women and children is a truly unique custom; here The Irrawaddy uncovers the background to this tradition and why it continues to thrive even today.

Suu Kyi Pressured to Register Party During Talks

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Labor Minister Aung Kyi urged Aung San Suu Kyi to legally register the National League for Democracy as a political party when they met on Monday, according to sources.

bullet 'Burma Soldier' Documents Life Under Regime Command

bullet Documentary Highlights Plight of Imprisoned Burmese Comedian

bullet Burmese Bank Rumored on Verge of Bankruptcy

bullet Port Project Raises Concerns about Rights, Environment

bullet 2010: A Busy Year on All Fronts



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