Many of ex-spy chief Gen. Khin Nyunt’s victims have forgiven him; by lavishing him with respect, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein goes too far.
A look back on the most popular stories published by The Irrawaddy during 2018.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
The prominent democracy activist discusses his party's plans for winning seats, negotiating with the military and managing Myanmar's relations with the international community.
The Myanmar Club in Singapore had booked and paid for the event to be held at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Center before management revoked the agreement.
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
A prominent member of the '88 Generation Students group, Ma Mee Mee died in a car accident on Monday while on her way back to Yangon from Irrawaddy Region.
Thirty years on from the mass protests, student leaders of the pro-democracy uprising said their goals have been only partly realized and called for further reforms.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview from 2013 with award-winning activist Min Ko Naing, one of the movement’s most prominent leader
Exactly 30 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.
Three decades after Myanmar took to the streets to demand an end to dictatorship, the country can reflect on the progress it has made and the hard road still ahead.
Burma’s democracy movement needs some serious soul searching if it wants to secure its aims.
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.
On the eve of the referendum that ushered in the current charter, pro-democracy activists debated whether it was a step in the right direction or the death-knell for their movement
Four years ago today, Myanmar lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin. The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.