The US-based Carter Center stresses the need for electoral reform early on, if Myanmar is to have a ‘fully democratic parliament’ after the 2020 election.
MPs opt out of discussing a Union Solidarity and Development Party member’s proposal related to a review of US sanctions.
The Peace Process Steering Team calls for a second meeting with the State Counselor to negotiate its terms for the peace process just prior to the Union Peace Conference.
After meeting with local farmers, Chief Minister Nyi Pu orders a halt to fencing around the perimeter of an industrial ward located near a village outside the state capital of Sitt
Clashes have increased in the Shahtu Zup village area in Kachin State’s Tanai Township between government troops and members of the Kachin Independence Army’s Battalion 14.
Suu Kyi will discuss the fate of the controversial hydropower project on the Ayeyarwady River in Kachin State, and Myanmar’s uncertain peace negotiations.
In a conference hosted by the Burmese American Muslims Association, a panel of international speakers condemns the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up to date on the week that was in the national legislature.
President Htin Kyaw forms a new commission to evaluate all proposed hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River prior to their going ahead.
If one were to ask who is ultimately in charge in Burma—State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi or army chief Min Aung Hlaing—they might find no clear answer, writes Lawi Weng.
On Karen Martyrs’ Day, the chairman of the Karen National Union reminds the group that military preparations must be carried out amid ongoing political negotiations.
The avid pursuit of virtual creatures via mobile phone screens is bringing urban Pokémon chasers into the compounds of various places of worship.
Activists launch a campaign to stop the government from cutting down more than 80 trees in order to build a new parliamentary building in Shan State.
Burma’s total trade volume dips during the term of the new government since April, with plans to boost exports meeting strong economic headwinds.
Suu Kyi’s announcement that the Union Peace Conference will take place on August 31 prompts questions, concerns and hesitation among ethnic armed groups.