On March 14, 1952, U Nu became prime minister after leading the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League to victory in the country’s first general election.
In a message honoring the two who were shot dead by police at Rangoon Institute of Technology 31 years ago, she urges the nation to learn the lessons of their sacrifice.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
"Leaders will review it and do their best. They have been holding talks,” U Zaw Htay said without elaborating.
The NLD had no choice but to force the military to engage with constitutional reform in Parliament
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
An objection was submitted about the logo of the new Democratic Party of National Politics party which is headed by former military officers.
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.
American political scientist Francis Fukuyama said in an interview that the rise of identity politics was "an unhealthy situation for democracy to be in when people line themselves
Lawmakers vote not to extend its term in wake of panel chief U Shwe Mann’s return to politics.
The Irrawaddy recently spoke with a number of ethnic politicians and political analysts for their views on the military’s resistance to the NLD’s attempts at constitutional cha
Number of Tatmadaw-appointed lawmakers will decline naturally when Myanmar has politicians who ‘really care’ about the country—spokesman
The ruling NLD denied the claim, in turn accusing the military-backed USDP of using religion and nationalism for its own political ends.
Opposition lawmakers, the military and officials of the former government have had plenty to say about the NLD’s move to begin charter change.