Before his detention, the key figure behind the UDP developed a network of connections ranging from Chinese triads and Wa warlords to the DEA and foreign diplomats.
Will federal units be drafting ‘state constitutions’ or ‘state laws’? That’s the latest hang-up.
The United Democratic Party is fielding more than 1,000 candidates in November’s election but its leader, U Kyaw Myint, has failed to answer questions about his past.
With the route through Parliament stymied, could the Union Accord provide a path toward negotiations that lead to meaningful change after the election?
When Beijing sent a member of its elite Politburo to press for implementation of China’s BRI projects, Myanmar officials stressed the need for ‘quality investment’.
Parties turn to young candidates in conflict-torn Rakhine amid rivalry between various local ethnic parties and low interest in November’s election among the public.
Despite political parties’ reduced role in this fourth session of the 21st-Century Panglong peace conference, the parties complied for the sake of the peace process.
The Irrawaddy’s analysis of political ads on Facebook shows opposition parties are far outspending the ruling NLD and popular ethnic parties ahead of the Nov. 8 poll.
Pressure is building on election officials amid public complaints that preliminary voter lists are missing names, include deceased people, and contain faulty data.
After several years of seeming to tilt toward China, how will Myanmar react to the US’s new assertiveness in Southeast Asia?
Poll monitors are hopeful recent legal changes requiring military voters to cast ballots alongside civilians will boost transparency and lead to fairer results on Nov. 8.
Despite claims by Thai police that arms seized in Mae Sot in June were intended for domestic use, intelligence sources say the weapons were ordered by the AA and ARSA.
Ethnic parties are confident they can win at least 20 percent of seats in Parliament in November’s election, and believe the NLD has no choice but to negotiate with them.
A year after the rape of a toddler at a Naypyitaw nursery, and months after the President’s Office vowed to uncover the truth, no one has been brought to justice.
Myanmar officials are grateful for China’s help in fighting COVID-19, but some observers see an attempt to boost the prospects for Chinese mega-projects in the country.