Myanmar’s latest investment policy review urges eased restrictions on foreign participation in key sectors while calling for transparency and environmental protections.
Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, says Tokyo is committed to seeing the Tanintharyi Region project boost Asia’s economic connectivity.
Given the military proxy USDP’s poor election result, the armed forces chief may be reconsidering his rumored political ambitions, but is he too old to stay on as chief?
U Htike Zaw was shot dead at his home in Kyaukme Township, where civilians are often targeted, sparking fears that his death could start a wave of political violence.
Legal analysts dismiss the USDP’s claims and warn the party it may find itself breaching the defamation law and COVID-19 restrictions.
This week, Myanmar inked the world’s largest free-trade pact, approved loans for pandemic-hit businesses and prepared to scale back COVID-19 restrictions.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
While insulting voters, Western media dismissed the NLD’s election win as a display of blind faith in Suu Kyi; the world’s understanding of Myanmar is the poorer for it.
National League for Democracy vice-chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung rejects claims the party ignores Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
Chinese President Xi expressed a desire to get his BRI infrastructure projects off the ground in a note congratulating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her party’s election win.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Taipei and Myanmar share values of freedom and democracy.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
Leaders and embassies of Myanmar’s neighbors and other foreign powers have congratulated Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the NLD’s landslide election win.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.