The head of the NLD’s Naypyitaw chapter discusses the intense electoral battle for control of the capital, campaigning amid COVID-19 and the challenge of military voters.
From freedom of belief to standing for election, Myanmar Muslims still face obstacles; they said they will support a force that values human rights and democracy.
The military’s spokesman, Major General Zaw Min Tun, tells The Irrawaddy that thousands of civilians could be quarantined on military land across Myanmar.
The Shan State Kokang Democratic Party will field seven candidates in the Nov. 8 election; it vows to boost health and education in the Kokang Self-Administered Region.
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.
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.
Alec Dawson, a forestry campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, tells The Irrawaddy that illegally logged teak continues to end up in European yachts.
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.