Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Immigration Dept. denies secretly issuing cards to non-Kaman; ethnic leaders warn of return to communal conflict if issue not resolved.
Despite the president’s call for officials to value their work, independent media face a bleak outlook as they confront heavily subsidized state counterparts and hostility toward
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
The military-aligned opposition party said the "national interest" was at the top of its agenda and pledged to prevent any "territorial loss” or "bullying from foreign countries.
Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the verdict given in the case of the Reuters reporters Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo and their sentencing to seven years’ imprisonment.
The Mon National Party and the All Mon Region Democracy Party will join forces to contend for a larger share than the combined four seats won among them in the 2015 elections.
Human Rights Commission urges government to consider national interest, ensure journalists’ rights are upheld
Organization accuses woman of informing on two of its soldiers; incident has stoked conflict between Shan, Ta’ang communities
Many local groups have expressed disappointment in the verdict, calling on the govt to release the pair in accordance with the Constitution, press freedom and democracy.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses why the verdict announcement was postponed and legal technicalities which say they shouldn’t be prosecuted.
Ethnic signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will review the current political landscape and the peace process.
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.