Three hopefuls from popular ethnic parties and a ruling party lawmaker touted their policies and grilled one another in a pre-election debate in Kachin State on Monday.
With the route through Parliament stymied, could the Union Accord provide a path toward negotiations that lead to meaningful change after the election?
Myanmar’s military says its deployments along the Bangladeshi border are to tackle rebel groups, not threaten its western neighbor.
With 30,000 troops and plenty of military hardware, the United Wa State Army now plans to improve officer training for the next generation.
A team of Chin State officials came under fire during a visit to Paletwa Township to assist IDPs; no one was hurt but they have been unable to leave the area.
Civil society organizations are demanding greater protection for women during armed conflict.
The deaths of four civilians, including two children, in a Rakhine State village leads to international demands for a ceasefire.
With the state in lockdown and reeling from the Arakan Army conflict, Rakhine politicians say they cannot engage with voters.
A spokesman for the Myanmar President’s Office has angrily rejected the AA leader’s claim that government troops are intentionally spreading COVID-19 in Rakhine State.
Troops allegedly responded to a landmine blast by killing two villagers and burning more than 200 homes.
Villagers say they were forced out of coronavirus quarantine by soldiers searching their homes in northern Rakhine State.
In a bizarre statement, Yatai IHG also insists it is not behind illegal gambling going on at the site, while revealing plans for a ‘twin city’ project on the Thai side.
In its 2020 election manifesto, the Kachin State People’s Party vows to push for the scrapping of the suspended, China-backed Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River.
Amid raging COVID-19 in Rakhine, two civilians were allegedly shot dead by Myanmar’s military last week.
In November’s election, many young and women candidates from ethnic parties will bring fresh voices to Myanmar’s democracy; The Irrawaddy spoke to some of them.