This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the souring relationship between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the press, including her controversial remarks about social media.
History suggests U Pe Myint’s assurances that state media will transparently report on the government’s activities are not to be believed.
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
The views expressed by the State Counselor and President at a Press Council function play into the hands of those who would seek to muzzle or discredit journalists
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.
With ambitions of becoming a genuine smart city, Mandalay — the country's last royal capital — is in the midst of a high-tech makeover.
The prominent democracy activist discusses his party's plans for winning seats, negotiating with the military and managing Myanmar's relations with the international community.
Opposition party, finance company accused of arranging loans for constituents ahead of vote
The Central Bank said its decision to let foreign banks operating in the country lend to domestic companies will help exporters finance their trade with the rest of the world.
Despite slowing interest and international boycotts, foreign investment as a whole is actually on the rise under the NLD, according to U Set Aung.
Rights groups urge gov’t to scrap Vacant Land Law, which they say leaves IDPs and ethnic landholders particularly vulnerable.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region's leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar.
Joint Myanmar-Chinese consortium will have concession rights to operate deep seaport in Rakhine as part of the project.
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.