If the bloc wants to mediate, the National Unity Government should be invited to Jakarta, ‘not just the criminals,’ says Altsean-Burma founder.
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Ko Wai Moe Naing was beaten and tortured by regime security forces and his mother has not been allowed to visit him.
Ma Khin Nyein Thu was shown on military-run television after being badly beaten during interrogation. Her mother tells The Irrawaddy she cannot look at her injured face.
The priority for the international community must be to find a solution to the crisis that benefits the people of Myanmar, former envoy Scot Marciel tells The Irrawaddy.
The KNU’s Brigade 5 spokesman Padoh Mahn Mahn says a framework is in place to establish a federal union and army, including the ethnic armed groups.
CRPH spokesman says a national unity government will be formed and that it will draft a federal democracy constitution.
An unnamed medic tells The Irrawaddy about how his colleagues were beaten during a nighttime raid on his South Okkalapa hospital.
A young victim of Myanmar’s junta in Monywa recalled how he was mistreated by soldiers during his detention.
Derek Mitchell says protesters have ‘righteousness, justice, numbers and much of the world on their side.’
At least 20 were killed during military regime’s crackdown against protesters on Sunday, surviving brother describes the violent assault in Hledan.
Chance of recovery is only 5 percent; ‘Only after her helmet was taken off and blood burst out, did I know that she had been shot.’
A military spokesman’s refusal to rule out a coup amid repeated claims of electoral fraud brings unanimous condemnation.
The Irrawaddy asks prominent individuals in various walks of life about how the events of 2020 impacted them, the lessons they drew and their hopes for the coming year.
Every cool season, Yangon’s air pollution rises to dangerous levels as people burn the many dead leaves that accumulate, along with plastic and other trash.
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