The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army positions itself as an ethnic armed group, do other leaders agree?
The misdemeanor of Britain’s foreign secretary is just the tip of the iceberg of bullying of Myanmar by its ex-colonizer.
At stake are not only the lives of the 52 million people, but one of the world’s newest democracies could disappear once again under authoritarian rule.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be forced to rely more and more on China.
Today, public support for the State Counselor is strong domestically, a change from previous months in which critics questioned her govt’s direction.
If the intl community wants to see a stable Myanmar, it needs to help the govt halt the violence in Rakhine and implement Kofi Annan’s recommendations.
Col Keiji Suzuki and Japan’s direct involvement in Myanmar’s independence movement has had far reaching consequences, writes Aung Zaw.
The fate of three detained journalists depends upon the ruling of a judge who maintains he is under no pressure from the military.
Four ex-army men moved the NLD forward while former military regimes attempted to suppress the party.
Defendants attest that charging journalists for unlawful association for doing their jobs is simply wrong.
A series of high-profile meetings reveals Beijing’s growing influence in the Southeast Asian nation.
The decision as to whether the three detained journalists, including The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng, are guilty now falls solely on the judges.
The notorious monk remains defiant in the face of a govt order to remove Ma Ba Tha signboards.
The effort is seen as a counter to China’s influence, writes Aung Zaw.
The controversy surrounding U Phyo Min Thein’s comments is the latest reminder that civil-military relations in Myanmar remain sensitive.