Despite slowing interest and international boycotts, foreign investment as a whole is actually on the rise under the NLD, according to U Set Aung.
Rights groups urge gov’t to scrap Vacant Land Law, which they say leaves IDPs and ethnic landholders particularly vulnerable.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region's leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar.
Joint Myanmar-Chinese consortium will have concession rights to operate deep seaport in Rakhine as part of the project.
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
An investigation by Myanmar Now reveals an account of the horrors that unfolded within the country's gulag-like prison labor camps from those who helped to oversee them.
Some of the candidates who lost a race to the USDP question the ballots the military-backed party won in early voting on military bases, where monitoring is heavily restricted.
The ruling party's failure on Saturday to hold on to seats it won in 2015 shows voters are frustrated with the pace of reform, an NLD spokesman said.
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Voters trickled through polling stations in Mandalay. But in Rakhine and Yangon, locals eager to cast their ballots have had to wait in line.
Ethnic organization denies supporting ruling party after pamphlets appear bearing photo of General Yawd Serk
The ruling party has vowed to start delivering on its promises, but it faces a tough fight in ethnic areas and a newly confident USDP in Saturday’s vote
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
Country languishes at 171st out of 190 economies—the same as last year—despite government’s vow to boost investment.