UEC member U Myint Naing said plans are in place to ensure migrants, IDPs and returnees can vote on Nov. 8, but warned that urging others not to vote is against the law.
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A veteran NLD member and survivor of the Depayin Massacre, Daw Win Mya Mya downplays her status as one of the few Muslim candidates, vowing to work for all if elected.
A female Rakhine lawmaker stuck between rivals in the Arakan National Party has been forced to run without any party’s backing.
Shwe Kokko New City, a joint project by a Hong Kong firm and the Karen Border Guard Force, has raised concerns over its social impact and the company's shady background.
Outgoing EU envoy Kristian Schmidt praised Myanmar people’s willingness to sacrifice for democracy and conceded the Rohingya issue dominates Western views of the country.
The Irrawaddy talks with veteran journalist and Myanmar analyst Bertil Lintner about China’s shifting geopolitical strategies and development ambitions.
Early mobilization of resources across many sectors of society has allowed Myanmar to manage COVID-19, but it’s too early to claim victory, the WHO’s representative said.
A new campsite in Bago Region says it wants to introduce Myanmar to top-class camping.
US Ambassador Scot Marciel said the peace process faltered during his posting, but he leaves the country confident it has the human talent needed to reach its goals.
Taiwan’s representative in Myanmar talks to The Irrawaddy about Taipei’s success in fighting COVID-19 and offers his thoughts on the post-pandemic investment landscape.
U Naing Ngan Lin, committee member and Social Affairs Minister,tells The Irrawaddy that the city should be ready for more door-to-door health checks.
The government’s COVID-19 strategy should aim for long-term structural change to the economy, historian and policy-planning expert Thant Myint-U told The Irrawaddy.
A Rakhine State government spokesperson says humanitarian groups can build IDP camps if they obtain permission and if the camps are not in a sensitive location.
Myanmar Ministry of Health Director-General Dr. Tha Tun Kyaw answers questions on community quarantines and an upcoming increase in COVID-19 testing.
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