Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
Tokyo believes a stable, democratic and prosperous Myanmar can only be achieved through engagement with global community
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
The UK’s new ambassador to Myanmar shares his experiences in office so far, current Myanmar-UK relations and his thoughts on the referral of military leadership to the ICC.
Daw Khaing Khaing Leh said the government needs to strengthen the rule of law and that it has not made good on most of its pledges since the 2015 elections.
Many tie the commercial capital’s increasing lawlessness to high unemployment, cheap drugs and under-resourced police
The RCSS spokesperson discusses causes and possible solutions to their ongoing clashes with the Tatmadaw and the TNLA, and the effects on locals in northern Shan State.
Questions and answers with Saw Myo Min Thu, executive director of Thabyay Education Foundation.
The former Thai diplomat tells The Irrawaddy that the next few months could be ‘game-changing’ for Myanmar, depending on how it handles developments in the strife-torn state.
U Set Aung said Myanmar's new deal with the SEZ's Chinese developer would include safeguards against a debt trap and that efforts to reform the overall economy were on track.
USDP spokesperson U Thein Tun Oo discusses the upcoming by-election, the peace process, his party’s efforts to enhance its image and the 2020 election.
This week, Dateline Irrawaddy discusses how the Central Bank of Myanmar should handle the weakening exchange rate and its effect on the country.
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Ethnic minorities should embrace, not reject, statues of the late general because it was because of him that they can push for federalism, an NLD spokesman said.
The Irrawaddy spoke with DICA Director U Aung Naing Oo about the main changes in store under the new law, foreign investment prospects and the business landscape heading forward.