Japanese envoy Yohei Sasakawa tells The Irrawaddy he is disappointed with the Union Election Commission for not acting on his advice that voting can be held in Rakhine.
The trust that Japan enjoys on both sides of the Rakhine conflict has already yielded results on the ground; the same cannot be said of other foreign negotiators.
The National League for Democracy’s vice-chairman, Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, says an opposition is not essential when holding NLD regional governments to account.
Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson tells The Irrawaddy he urged the Tatmadaw chief to make the military’s demining efforts in Kachin the basis for further peacebuilding with rebels.
Hong Kong democracy activists Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong have been jailed for 10 and 13.5 months respectively for their roles in an unauthorized protest last year.
To mark Tuesday’s passing of June Bellamy, or Yadana Nat Mei, a princess and one of Myanmar dictator Ne Win’s wives, The Irrawaddy republishes a 2019 interview with her.
The Irrawaddy explores whether the USDP’s repeated failures at the polls will move the Tatmadaw into a new era with the governing NLD.
As Myanmar continues to attract foreign investment, a sweeping study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has called for reform of state-owned industries.
Lt-Gen Sein Win is expected to be the military’s choice for vice president in the new administration; experts say his appointment could herald warmer civil-military ties.
A farmer group hopes its “safe food” pilot can introduce the benefits of organic produce to Myanmar’s consumers.
Almost 1,000 villagers are seeking shelter in Mogoke after the Ta'ang National Liberation Army and Myanmar’s military clashed near their homes this week.
National League for Democracy candidate S Mar Gam says an armed group forced residents to vote for his Union Solidarity and Development Party rivals.
The Myanmar military and Kokang officials have complained to China about its unilateral move to put up fences near the country’s border with Shan State.
Fighting has recently ceased between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army with civilians hoping the ceasefire can be extended into 2021.
The Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar has won the most praise in a Transparency International study assessing how Asia-Pacific citizens rate their anti-graft bodies.