Lieutenant General Soe Htut has been nominated by the military to become the new minister of home affairs, as the current minister is set to retire.
Despite declines elsewhere in Myanmar, the UNODC says, opium growth remains tough to address in conflict areas of Shan and Kachin states.
Dhaka police have arrested two human traffickers and freed 13 Rohingya women they say were to be sold into sex work in Malaysia after being lured from Cox’s Bazar camps.
Yangon’s colonial-era General Post Office played a key role in opening the isolated former kingdom up to the rest of the world, despite wars and disruption.
Sixty Myanmar students are unable to leave Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, after China said it would be ‘very difficult’ to evacuate foreigners.
Game meat markets and casinos closed while authorities and ethnic armed groups on the Chinese border increase screening as the flu death toll hits 81.
The bills are backed by more than half of all lawmakers, except military MPs and their allies. The men in uniform complain the drafts don't represent their views.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks to migrant worker advocate Ko Htoo Chit and elections expert Ko Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint about prospects for Myanmar voters abroad in 2020.
Four hundred more cameras will be installed in already heavily monitored Naypyitaw.
Tokyo says it welcomes Myanmar’s move to investigate and prosecute rights abuses and war crimes in Rakhine State reported by a domestic commission of inquiry.
Yangon’s authorities are paying for a free monthly ferry service to remote Coco Island but the ship is only available to civil servants and islanders.
Yangon police have told activists that any protest at the Chinese Embassy during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit would harm bilateral relations.
A court in Pakistan has overturned ex-president Pervez Musharraf’s death sentence, saying the special tribunal that handed it down was unconstitutional.
The Myanmar Archaeology Association has spoken out about a construction project near ancient Pyu-era pagodas in Bagan, saying it threatens the historical site.
Rejecting the NLD and ethnic parties’ constitutional amendment process, the Myanmar military has gone its own way on charter change, submitting proposals independently.