The ministry asked the public for a "tolerant interpretation" of the minister's recent remarks apparently referring to Islam as an "extreme" religion.
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.
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy says it is attempting to broker peace talks between the RCSS and SSPP, whose latest clashes have killed and wounded civilians.
‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
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.
The case could have repercussions for hundreds of other protesters who have not yet been charged.
Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses.
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
The TNLA abducted Nang Mo Hom from her home on Aug. 17 for allegedly informing on its fighters and sentenced her in its own court to three years in jail.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party says the National League for Democracy government has not achieved any notable success two and half years into its administration.
Myanmar’s ties with Japan have been close since Gen. Aung San met with a visiting Japanese military officer in 1940. Here are the key events that have shaped bilateral relations since
Meeting aims to resolve key deadlocks facing peace process, Arakan Liberation Party says