This week, The Irrawaddy discusses how and when the military might be persuaded to relinquish its role in politics.
23 The News For 23 September 2018
As the rains ease off, it’s time to leave the city commotion behind and embrace the great outdoors for an experiential cycle adventure in the glorious green countryside.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Hpai Kawng villagers objected after Chinese began putting up fence on Myanmar territory
Vibrant footwear, handbags made by Myanmar’s Heart catching on among both locals and foreigners
Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has received a number of foreign diplomats and UN officials over the crisis in Rakhine State. Secretary Hunt has just become the exception.
Spokesperson U Zaw Htay says the report further damages the country’s image and has potential to cause divisions between communities.
Police say head of party’s Shwebo district chapter used hate speech in attack on government
Editorial & Opinion
A UN fact-finding mission has given the military a list of recommendations to address the Rohingya crisis. The burning question is how open it is to reform.Read Now
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.
The agency deserves praise for opening bribery cases against the Yangon attorney general and five other officials, but this is just the beginning of its
Staff Writers & Photographers
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