This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the reasons the government has yet to convene the National Defense and Security Council, and the implications for the country.
Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy and other parties are objecting to voting stations in military cantonments, claiming the military may influence voters.
USDP says ruling party jumping the gun on 2020 vote after images of campaign stickers featuring State Counselor surface online; NLD says stickers are unauthorized.
A spokesperson for the National League for Democracy said Myanmar must fix its democracy to embody ‘liberty, equality and justice’.
A committee in Yangon’s regional parliament has said the government should seek parliament approval for 12 projects that are worth at least US$10 billion.
Members of the Rakhine State parliament are calling on the Myanmar military and Arakan Army to avoid fighting near residential areas and ancient heritage sites.
The Rakhine State parliament has voted to investigate the deaths of at least 80 civilians during recent violence between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military.
Ethnic leaders say the ruling party’s new Ethnic Affairs Committee is evidence that the NLD would rather compete for votes than cooperate with ethnic parties.
Myanmar’s main public administration department has been under civilian control for less than a year. Now South Korea is stepping in to help the reform process.
On this day in 1968, communist and rebel leader Thakhin Than Tun was betrayed and killed by a comrade after 20 years fighting the Myanmar government.
Military MPs, parliamentary allies propose charter changes that would allow the NDSC, which is already dominated by generals, to push for parliamentary dissolution.
In the NLD’s latest legal action against a critic, the ruling party’s office in Maubin Township hits cartoonist ‘Ahtee’ with a defamation lawsuit under Article 66(d).
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.
Chin State residents said a government plan to build a statue of General Aung San is wrong as long as ethnic conflict continues.
Yangon’s planning bill for the next fiscal year prompts questions among some lawmakers about the details of the plans.