This week, The Irrawaddy joins a poll monitor and a political party official to discuss the UEC’s partiality, identity politics and other factors in next year’s vote.
Will the current transition lead Myanmar back into authoritarian rule, or is the country on the verge of finally breaking its historical cycle of thwarted opportunities?
Amid constant threats to their security, Rakhine civilians are treated with suspicion by the military, while police and state officials are unable or unwilling to help.
To reverse a decline in tourist arrivals, the public is being asked to make videos to promote Myanmar’s wonders to potential visitors.
Myanmar singer Phyo Pyae Sone and his colleagues were detained for two days after police accused them of possessing 10 ketamine pills.
On this day in 1941, Prime Minister U Saw arrived in London seeking independence; after being rebuffed and contacting Japan, he spent the war detained by the British.
On this day in 1983, a South Korean president on a visit to Yangon survived an assassination attempt that severed diplomatic ties between Pyongyang and the Myanmar government.
Hundreds of people detained without trial by Indian authorities following a crackdown in Kashmir have been moved to jails hundreds of kilometers from the disputed region.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns member states the world body is struggling to pay its bills.
Yangon’s mayor says buying 80 new cars for municipal committee heads and members is a sensible use of the chaotic city’s budget.
A group of workers at the Sky Man steel factory in Yangon say the owners are closing to avoid honoring a compensation agreement, and are demanding their jobs back.
The Arakan National Party says no progress will be made in Rakhine State until the government stops fighting rebel groups and changes the military-drafted Constitution.
Myanmar is pushing its bid for Mrauk-U, the seat of the ancient Arakan kingdom, to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List despite ongoing violence in the area.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the reasons the government has yet to convene the National Defense and Security Council, and the implications for the country.
Myanmar, Thailand, Dawei, SEZ, Dawei Special Economic Zone, wildlife, Japan, Neighboring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency, Tanintharyi Region, Dr. Tun Naing