Foreign Correspondents Forced to Jump More Hoops to Get Visas

YANGON — Some foreign journalists have left Myanmar and others are preparing to depart after the government tightened visa regulations following critical coverage of the military’s handling of the unrest in Rakhine State. Several foreign journalists told The Irrawaddy that the visa application process was now much more onerous and even required them to sign […]

Squatters move to contested rubber plantation

Scores of people are moving to a former rubber plantation in Kawhmu township, Yangon Region, attracted by the chance of owning their own land, while mystery surrounds the real ownership status of the plantation. The Suukalat plantation emerged as a centre of controversy in 2013 when the large plot was awarded in a murky tender […]