The Myanmar government has announced plans to form a single ministry to handle economic programs as well as plans to support private sector growth.
The vice chairman of the National League for Democracy and aide to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is seeking medical care in Thailand and may be unable to resume his duties.
An artist has criticized the EU for renting real estate from the family of military dictator Ne Win and for allegedly failing to respond to war crimes in Myanmar.
Kachin lawmaker Maran Ja Seng Hkawn, daughter of a Kachin revolutionary, talks about the challenges facing Myanmar’s democracy and its prospects for federalism.
Various international models are available, but one way or another the Myanmar military must address the demands of ethnic minorities if the country is to achieve peace.
Myanmar’s election commission has proposed draft reforms to Parliament that would let military personnel and their family members cast votes outside military barracks.
The Yangon City Development Committee says a Singaporean luxury spa in Yangon’s Secretariat building has to be closed, as it has been operating without a license.
National and regional NLD leaders warn party lawmakers to work hard and earn voters’ trust ahead of 2020 elections.
National League for Democracy representatives say military-appointed lawmakers are holding ‘unethical’ meetings with voters from elected lawmakers’ constituencies.
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.