Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, among the Reuters team that won a Pulitzer this week for its coverage of the Rohingya crisis, are serving lengthy prison terms for exposing state secrets.
Presidential pardon for prisoners in New Year period is customary; families of detainees and political activists are hoping for good news.
Backlash has forced Malaysia to strike a new labor supply deal with Nepal and open talks with other countries. Myanmar has been left out, and its migrant workers are paying for it.
Ask painter, writer and filmmaker U Win Pe—one of Myanmar’s most celebrated living artists—to define his talent and he’ll tell you he’s ‘just a storyteller’.
The NLD took 89 of the 105 seats up for grabs on Sunday while independents grabbed the other 16, leaving the military-backed USDP without a single win.
On this day in 1937, the MRCS gained national status when Myanmar was politically separated from colonial India. It was founded in 1920 as a branch of the Indian Red Cross Society.
As usual, most of Myanmar's ex-generals were among the invited guests at this year's Armed Forces Day events. But a few notable names were conspicuously absent.
Seventy-four years ago today, people from all walks of life rose up against Japanese overlords who had failed to keep their promise to grant Myanmar full independence.
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
The temples of popular tourist destination Mrauk-U are being rattled by persistent shelling from a nearby police regiment towards the nearby mountains.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
The NLD had no choice but to force the military to engage with constitutional reform in Parliament
Military and ANP lawmakers said plans to let a special committee vet a proposal to have regional chief ministers elected violates the law or would unnecessarily delay reform.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.