Following an investigation into his dealings in sugar supplies, the President’s Office dismissed U Yan Naing Tun from his position as director-general of the Trade Department.
Court and police procedure questioned in defamation case against Myanmar Now editor brought by follower of ultranationalist monk U Wirathu
"If they want to destroy our land [Rakhine State], we should destroy their [the Bamars’] land. If they offer peace, we will welcome it as warmly as we can," said Tun Myat Naing.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering pitches 38km rail project, which the company would fund, to Yangon regional lawmakers
Players and experts in a variety of business fields spoke to The Irrawaddy on their predictions for Myanmar’s economy in 2019, with more positive than negative views overall.
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations.
Analyst Joe Kumbun speculates that through China’s influence on the Tatmadaw, the BRI is helping the State Counselor achieve her political goals.
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
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.
The Irrawaddy discusses the prospects for peace and prosperity for Myanmar in 2019 and the lessons to learn from the past year.
A look back on the most popular stories published by The Irrawaddy during 2018.
Supporters of the Arakan Army had previously used social media to accuse U Khin Than Maung of leaking information to the Myanmar Army.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.