Three of the suspects were arrested soon after the murder and later released on the grounds of insufficient evidence, while a fourth was allegedly forced to confess to the crime.
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
The blaze broke out in a compound next to state police headquarters the night before the final hearing on an appeal to throw out U Aye Maung’s controversial court case.
A spokesman for the military-backed opposition party said plans to place the GAD under the control of the civilian government could jeopardize its operation.
The leader of Peking University Marxist Society was detained and questioned for 24 hours on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” which is a crime in China.
A look back on the most popular stories published by The Irrawaddy during 2018.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.
Materializing as it has in the midst of a stalemate in the peace process, the ceasefire has come about for a number of reasons.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
The government has vowed to take action against officials who they say wrongly issued national registration cards to 21 Rohingya, identifying them as ethnic Kaman.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the souring relationship between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the press, including her controversial remarks about social media.
The ANP has urged the Union government to probe claims that more than 3,000 ID cards identifying the holders as ethnic Kaman were actually issued to Rohingya in southern Rakhine.
As projects of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor get started, a senior government official says loans from China will only be accepted on fair terms and with low-interest rates.