On this day in 1992, the ruling junta announced that Senior General Saw Maung was retiring as chairman for health reasons, ushering in an era dominated by Senior General Than Shwe.
Presidential pardon for prisoners in New Year period is customary; families of detainees and political activists are hoping for good news.
Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing says development schemes will benefit the rural poor.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the success of the procedure and outcomes of the recent Yangon municipal elections.
Backlash has forced Malaysia to strike a new labor supply deal with Nepal and open talks with other countries. Myanmar has been left out, and its migrant workers are paying for it.
The NLD took 89 of the 105 seats up for grabs on Sunday while independents grabbed the other 16, leaving the military-backed USDP without a single win.
As usual, most of Myanmar's ex-generals were among the invited guests at this year's Armed Forces Day events. But a few notable names were conspicuously absent.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
The NLD had no choice but to force the military to engage with constitutional reform in Parliament
Military and ANP lawmakers said plans to let a special committee vet a proposal to have regional chief ministers elected violates the law or would unnecessarily delay reform.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.
A spokesman for the military-backed party said the Facebook attacks were not organic but being coordinated by unseen forces from abroad.