State Counselor’s Office accuses ICC of ‘bad faith’, procedural irregularities; cites ongoing commission of inquiry
Military backed party and its allies say establishment of new panel will lead to ‘foreign intervention’
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
Only one principle for the economic sector was set, as the Tatmadaw didn’t agree to 10 others during working committee discussions prior to the conference.
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
Mongla Group supports peace, but the path to that goal is not the same for all groups, general secretary U Kyi Myint says.
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
USDP spokesperson U Thein Tun Oo discusses the upcoming by-election, the peace process, his party’s efforts to enhance its image and the 2020 election.
Surprise action follows detention of three Arakan activists
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
The degree to which the various FPNCC groups will be allowed to participate remains unclear, however.
If evidence points to UN, an official complaint will be lodged, spokesman says
The Irrawaddy digs into a new report from the commission on the obstacles it faced, what it got right and could have done better, and the cycle of violence in Rakhine State.
Critics say plan for Yangon’s National Races Village is driven by pursuit of profit, not a desire to aid ethnic communities.