This week, The Irrawaddy joins a poll monitor and a political party official to discuss the UEC’s partiality, identity politics and other factors in next year’s vote.
To reverse a decline in tourist arrivals, the public is being asked to make videos to promote Myanmar’s wonders to potential visitors.
Myanmar singer Phyo Pyae Sone and his colleagues were detained for two days after police accused them of possessing 10 ketamine pills.
Local residents and National League for Democracy members are reeling after an explosion shook the construction site of a new party office in Buthidaung, Rakhine State.
Without jobs, displaced northern Rakhine villagers are forced to survive on limited food in shabby huts with no prospect of a return to their homes.
Six Sagaing residents fined for obstructing Wanbao Co., which they accuse of dumping waste; Chinese employee of the firm fined for injuring villager in vehicle accident.
Naypyitaw court will announce whether toddler rape case defendant Aung Gyi qualifies for bail on Oct. 23; legal adviser urges court to deny bail but lawyer hopeful.
On this day in 1941, Prime Minister U Saw arrived in London seeking independence; after being rebuffed and contacting Japan, he spent the war detained by the British.
Myanmar will submit an appeal to the Thai king on Oct. 21 asking that the death sentences against migrant workers Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin be commuted.
Government officials and aid workers are unable to retrieve the bodies of two civilians in Rakhine State, as ongoing fighting has cut off access to their village.
The Chin State government is asking Myanmar’s peace negotiating team for help as accusations mount against the Arakan Army over civilian disappearances.
TNLA attack on army trucks kills three soldiers, wounds three; armed group says convoy was heading into its zone; seven civilians suffer minor injuries, lawmaker says.
Residents of Sin The Pyin Village in Buthidaung Township say man, 60, was shot by soldiers from a hill in the area; Army reports clash with AA in nearby village.
On this day in 1983, a South Korean president on a visit to Yangon survived an assassination attempt that severed diplomatic ties between Pyongyang and the Myanmar government.
Yangon’s mayor says buying 80 new cars for municipal committee heads and members is a sensible use of the chaotic city’s budget.