Also this week, Moscow’s aid was sought on the electricity crisis, and the coup boss continued his personal vendetta against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, moving her to a prison.
If the international community places concerted pressure on the junta and isolates it completely, the military will be forced to make concessions.
Pro-democracy activists Ko Jimmy and Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw face the death sentence. The Irrawaddy joins the nation in demanding that they be allowed to live.
World events have brought to Southeast Asia a new era of confrontation and conflict, this time led by—but not limited to—US-China geostrategic rivalry and competition.
The 77-year-old is enjoying his retirement in the capital Naypyitaw, apparently unconcerned that the coup leader is brutalizing the Myanmar people.
Min Aung Hlaing’s acquisition of the exclusive Yangon residence at 14 Inya Road reveals his greed and corruption.
The regime’s plan to hold a poll is just a ruse to extend its time in power for as long as possible.
Ambassadors of the two Asian giants met with head of regime’s electoral body to discuss junta’s planned 2023 poll that has been widely rejected in Myanmar.
Global aid donors such as the United Nations and the European Union appear to believe that it is business as usual in a Myanmar under military rule.
To mark the 77th Armed Forces Day today, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2017 profile of the WWII Japanese officer who was instrumental in creating Myanmar’s modern military.
An internal rift has opened up among Yangon’s military elite.
If he has the courage to exercise his constitutional rights as president, U Myint Swe has two opportunities left to avoid going down in Myanmar’s history as a villain.
The UWSA is consolidating a new Wa state that will bring Chinese influence near Thailand and set a self-rule model for other ethnic rebels.
Military loyalist U Thein Soe’s report also disregards the fact that his commission violated the law and the Constitution by annulling the result of the 2020 election.
Peaceful protesters, journalists, politicians, striking civil servants, celebrities, children and the relatives of its opponents are among those killed or arrested.