The Myanmar government’s peace negotiation team says ethnic armed groups must ask permission before contacting any international actors, citing concerns about misuse of funds.
TNLA, AA, MNDAA say truce extension aimed at facilitating peace talks; observers say move gives them a political edge.
This week, The Irrawaddy takes the pulse of Myanmar’s democracy, religious freedom and the military’s role in it all, with analyst U Maung Maung Soe and columnist Ko Wa.
A Rakhine State MP has called for an inquiry into the spiraling number of civilian deaths during clashes between govt troops and the Arakan Army.
Chin State residents said a government plan to build a statue of General Aung San is wrong as long as ethnic conflict continues.
YANGON—The Karen State immigration minister has vowed to crack down on what local residents say is an influx of illegal Chinese immigrants into Myawady, a town on the border with
The Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed on parts of a draft ceasefire, including pledges to end fighting, cooperate to help IDPs and hold further talks.
Magwe mosques have reopened after violence a decade ago as Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pledges to protect Myanmar’s religious freedom.
The Myanmar army deployed helicopters in clashes with the Arakan Army in Rakhine State on Monday; an AA spokesperson warned this will cause fighting to intensify.
The Northern Alliance members meeting with government peace negotiators in Kengtung had requested that officials with military decision-making authority attend the talks.
Around 1,000 northern Shan State villagers have fled their homes as the army launches an assault on a TNLA outpost.
The chairman of Myanmar’s opposition party has called for citizens to ‘put Myanmar above all else.’ Critics question the impact of this type of nationalist language.
A military lawmaker in Myanmar invoked language from previous dictator Sen-Gen Than Shwe to imply the country’s democracy is ‘chaotic’ and dependent on the military.
President says democracy in Myanmar ‘in fledgling stage’ at event to mark International Democracy Day; State Counselor urges all groups to act in the national interest.
Navy shells three riverside villages in Rakhine’s Kyauktaw Township after being fired upon by AA soldiers, local residents say.