Photographers from Dhaka and Yangon come together to create a book of visual narratives discussing cultural, societal and identity realities on both sides of the Naf River.
24 The News For 24 June 2019
On this day in 1888, one of Myanmar’s first independence heroes, Bo Min Yaung—an ancestor of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—was put to death after leading a revolt.
Eighty-eight years ago today, the Burmese-language Thuriya newspaper published a photograph that stirred the nation and rippled to the halls of the British Parliament.
On June 6, 1947, with independence on the horizon, Gen. Aung San set out to make a major economic plan for the reconstruction of the country—which was destined to fail.
On this day in 1945, Col. Ba Htoo succumbed to malaria while chasing Imperial Japanese forces out of central Myanmar. He was already a decorated war hero when he died at 29.
Karen Women Organization head Naw K’nyaw Paw discusses her work and her remaining goals after becoming the 3rd Myanmar recipient of the International Women of Courage Award.
On this day 89 years ago, Dobama Asiayone, or the We Burmans Association, was founded by Rangoon University instructor Thakhin Ba Thaung.
On this day in 2003, a convoy carrying the NLD leader and current State Counselor was targeted in a deadly, government-orchestrated attack by thugs in Depayin Township.
On this day in 1990 the Myanmar public voted overwhelmingly for the NLD in the country’s first multi-party election in 30 years. Despite its pre-poll promises, the ruling military
On this day in 1947, a British naval officer presented Gen. Aung San with the Mayu, which would go on to serve Myanmar for 32 years.
On this day 160 years ago, King Mindon moved the royal capital from Amarapura to Mandalay.
On this day in 1949, government forces defeated the Karen National Defense Organization on the outskirts of Yangon, after it came perilously close to seizing the capital.
Seventy-two years ago today, the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League began drafting what would become independent Myanmar’s first constitution.
The Irrawaddy’s infographic gives a rundown of the 80 sweeping development projects set to change the lives of 8.2 million citizens of Yangon city and region forever.
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‘Cruelty of the British’
The First of a Succession of Myanmar’s Failed Economic Plans
The Death of Independence Hero Col. Ba Htoo
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