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.
RCSS chairman Yawd Serk said the CRPH has not yet provided enough details on its vision for a new federal union and constitution to earn the group’s full backing.
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.
From deadly air pollution to deteriorating ecosystems to weak regulatory frameworks, Myanmar’s environmental problems call for urgent attention.
After her family went into debt to pay a ransom for her release, Daw Khin Myint Htay tells The Irrawaddy she now lives in fear.
Japanese envoy Yohei Sasakawa tells The Irrawaddy he is disappointed with the Union Election Commission for not acting on his advice that voting can be held in Rakhine.