A woman from Rathedaung filed a complaint with police saying she was raped by three Myanmar military soldiers who also attempted to rape her 19-year-old daughter.
Labor and farmers’ rights advocates say they will run for Union and regional Parliament in 11 constituencies in Yangon.
NLD elder U Win Htein’s comment that Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing could become President if he backs charter reform does not reflect the party’s policy, a senior member said.
The Irrawaddy talks with veteran journalist and Myanmar analyst Bertil Lintner about China’s shifting geopolitical strategies and development ambitions.
Myanmar’s general election will be held on Nov. 8, the UEC announced; it will be the country’s first nationwide poll held under a civilian government in six decades.
Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told Russian media his political and administrative experience would be ‘valuable in serving the nation’.
The election commission said there is no law barring electoral campaigns from using images of national hero General Aung San—father of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Irrawaddy talks with U Sai Nyunt Lwin of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy about the 2020 election and whether ethnic parties might join a coalition government.
The Myanmar military says its personnel may vote freely in November’s election—the first time 1 million military personnel and family members will vote outside their barracks.
The State Counselor, president and Union ministers have acquired highly valuable plots of land in the capital, attracting criticism from the former ruling party.
Sixty administrators in a single township in Rakhine have resigned out of fear of being caught up in the conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military.
Having consolidated their bases, Myanmar’s ethnic parties plan to work together in the coming election to achieve their common goals of federalism and self-determination.
National League for Democracy regional lawmakers on Thursday voted down an opposition attempt to impeach Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
Officials says the Arakan Army won’t destabilize Rakhine State's administration despite its serial attacks on security forces and officials resigning over security concerns.
A member of the Mandalay cabinet said all of the regional ministers from the ruling National League for Democracy plan to run in this year’s general election.