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Criminals at Large

Amid a flare of criticism of Yangon chief minister’s show of respect to the notorious former general, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2014 commentary on U Khin Nyunt’s insolence.

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The Overlooked Mother

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On the 30th anniversary of her death, The Irrawaddy looks back at a story on the life of Daw Khin Kyi, the overlooked mother of Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Death of a Journalist

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A fellow journalist from Japan offers his take on the fatal shooting of Kenji Nagai during Myanmar's 2007 Saffron Revolution.

The Power Behind the Robe

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On the 11th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, we revisit this story from October 2007, in which the editor explained why Burma’s generals fear the influence of the Sangha.

The Strange Birds Behind the '88 Coup

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1988 coup d'état on Tuesday, The Irrawaddy recalls some of the colorful characters in the halls of power at the time.
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Wanted: A Vision of Myanmar’s Future

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Myanmar’s potential remains as bright as ever. However, the country still awaits a leader bold and articulate enough to inspire his or her countrymen to seize the historic opportunity

Another Black August

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On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy reprints an appeal it ran in the year 2000 for a full recounting of the bloodshed. Without it, Myanmar would remain a divided,

The Women of 1988

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These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.