Party leadership questions police handling of Tuesday’s riot, which left 7 dead.
Police said the protest leaders would be sued for failing to inform authorities of the event, which was organized to denounce the recent convictions of five other protest leaders.
A PNLO secretary said the leadership change will have no effect on the group’s commitment to achieving peace with the government and military.
The five men were collecting firewood near a village abandoned to armed fighting in late 2016 when the accidents occurred, a local priest said.
The DKBA claims the KNU is getting help from the Myanmar Army to clear the way for a planned hydropower dam.
On Independence Day, President Htin Kyaw vowed to create a Constitution that upholds democratic standards.
Police in Kayah state say the protesters broke the law by failing to inform local authorities of their plans in advance.
The Irrawaddy discusses to what extent the country will be able to move forward in 2018 amid political problems that surfaced in the past year.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told her audience in Kayah State not to fear reporting corrupt officials. Participants and observers said that’s easier said than done.
The men were sentenced last year for allegedly working with the KIA to set up an Islamist army and again on Thursday on related terror charges.
India mobilizes 60,000 troops ahead of publication of a list that will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from Bangladesh.
Police refuse to release evidence, legal aid group says.
The Irrawaddy rounds up significant events in what has been a troubled year for Myanmar.
A Naga representative said their talk with the government’s Peace Commission is to keep channels of communication open.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals, groups and events that shaped headlines in 2017, for better or worse.