Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Political circles are speculating that U Shwe Mann will establish a political party to contest the 2020 elections. Publicly, the ex-general is noncommittal.
Former US Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell has become the new president of an international nonprofit working to support democracy around the world.
Public expects disgraced former minister to face harsh punishment.
On the eve of the referendum that ushered in the current charter, pro-democracy activists debated whether it was a step in the right direction or the death-knell for their movement
While the Union government proposes an easing of travel restrictions for national verification card holders, the opposition party strongly objects.
President U Win Myint also issued a decree that nullified the “conditional release” stipulated in Article 401 (1) for those convicted on political charges.
Meeting planned for late April or early May, commission secretary says
Unless and until there is unity among Myanmar's ethnic armed organizations, self-determination and a federal union will remain a thousand-mile journey.
The peace process appears stuck and at risk of giving up hard-won gains. Dateline Irrawaddy discusses what needs to be done to turn the momentum around.
Washington’s self-serving, shortsighted stance toward the Tatmadaw is reaching its inevitable conclusion