Padoh Saw Kwel Htoo Win says he hopes words, not bullets, will convince the Tatmadaw to withdraw from KNU-controlled territory where Tatmadaw soldiers are rebuilding an old road.
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
Irrawaddy English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe, political analyst Ko Yan Myo Thein and human rights activist Cheery Zahau discuss how Myanmar might improve its foreign relations.
Irrawaddy reporter Nyein Nyein talks with Daw Thandar Kyaw, child protection adviser, and gender-equality advocate Daw Nilar Tun about preventing and punishing rape, particularly against
"The most important thing in our country is to have the rule of law. Maximum punishment should be imposed in child rape cases. But the death penalty is not an answer," said Daw Nilar
"My sincere intention is permanent peace along the Thai-Myanmar border," said Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
"I think that if she did not work with all parties involved, everything would go back to square one. Ms. Suu Kyi still represents hope," said Surakiart Sathirathai.
"The Ledo road links China and India, and the Tatmadaw of course wants to clear the area," said Col. Naw Bu.
Irrawaddy reporter Kyaw Kha speaks with lawyer Aung Soe Oo and justice advocate Myat Kyaw about the dangers of the “Eat well” campaign.
Envoy says two Koreas’ unity efforts have resonance for Myanmar; hails increasing trade ties
The Irrawaddy discusses how the regional government should proceed to improve the lives of locals in 2018.
“Privacy control is not about hiding; it is about controlling how much we want others to know. We need to know what information is being taken,” said Daw Ei Myat Noe Khin.
Irrawaddy English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe, political analyst Dr. Yan Myo Thein and Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ko Ye Ni examine the NLD’s recent cabinet reshuffles.
Arrested Arakan National Party lawmaker says lethal riot crackdown will hurt union, peace process.
Irrawaddy English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe discusses the challenges facing Myanmar in 2018 with Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ko Ye Ni and senior reporter Ma Nyein Nyein.