A UN Security Council delegation visits northern Rakhine for the first time since military clearance operations forced 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
"They can find out what the lawmakers they elected for five years are working on through this bill tracking website, because the 2020 election is now close," said Daw Shwe Yee Win.
The Irrawaddy spoke with two sector operators about the troubles the Rakhine crisis has caused the country's tourism sector, and how to get out of the rough patch.
Major-General Tun Myat Naing says FPNCC would be open to NCA with some changes; AA ‘welcomes’ China’s Silk Road project
The Irrawaddy discusses speeches given last week by the state counselor, army chief and new president—in light of his recent appointment.
The Irrawaddy discusses prospects for peace and progress in Myanmar with a newly-elected president at the helm.
The peace process appears stuck and at risk of giving up hard-won gains. Dateline Irrawaddy discusses what needs to be done to turn the momentum around.
Lien AID CEO Koh Lian Hock believes in equipping people with the knowledge and skills to solve their water woes on their own.
Padoh Saw Kwel Htoo Win says he hopes words, not bullets, will convince the Tatmadaw to withdraw from KNU-controlled territory where Tatmadaw soldiers are rebuilding an old road.
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
Irrawaddy English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe, political analyst Ko Yan Myo Thein and human rights activist Cheery Zahau discuss how Myanmar might improve its foreign relations.
Irrawaddy reporter Nyein Nyein talks with Daw Thandar Kyaw, child protection adviser, and gender-equality advocate Daw Nilar Tun about preventing and punishing rape, particularly against
"The most important thing in our country is to have the rule of law. Maximum punishment should be imposed in child rape cases. But the death penalty is not an answer," said Daw Nilar
"My sincere intention is permanent peace along the Thai-Myanmar border," said Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
"I think that if she did not work with all parties involved, everything would go back to square one. Ms. Suu Kyi still represents hope," said Surakiart Sathirathai.