Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
“I don’t want to see fighting. I want to live a peaceful life. I am not afraid of soldiers, but I am afraid of guns,” said Daw Khin Mar Swe, the headmistress of Nanpyin Villa
The military-backed USDP wants just one change to the charter, and it has nothing to do with curbing the special privileges it grants the armed forces.
Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
Ruling party proposed forming a committee so that no side would lose face, NLD lawmaker says.
If Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative is truly based on mutual respect, then neither China nor the NLD need fear a popular vote on the controversial dam.
National unity could be damaged if China-backed project proceeds, U Soe Thein says
Second petition this month urges SSPP, RCSS to end armed territorial dispute in Hsipaw Township
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
Kachin organizations have reacted with disbelief to the news of the resignations which, they say, they do not follow official procedures and thus sew distrust in the government.
On Tuesday the Kinnar Akhada became the first transgender group to bathe at the ancient Kumbh Mela festival, traditionally reserved for reclusive Hindu priests.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Chinese Embassy’s controversial recent statement about the dam, and the government’s worrying silence on the project’s future
Move not recognized by Kachin leaders based in Myitkyina
Leaders in Kachin objected to an “inaccurate and misleading” statement released by the Chinese embassy claiming they support the resumption of the controversial Myitsone projec