This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Tatmadaw’s strongly negative initial reactions to the NLD’s constitutional reform bid.
U San Htway replaces another lawyer who resigned after being expelled from the NLD over the controversial procurement of five vehicles for the legislature.
The jailed journalist appears weak and has a high fever; Reuters has requested he be allowed treatment at an outside hospital.
A spokesman for the military-backed party said the Facebook attacks were not organic but being coordinated by unseen forces from abroad.
Killers have taken history into their hands on several occasions in the recent past. Some achieved their immediate goals, others didn’t—but history will be their ultimate judge
“[E]very dollar invested by the private sector is a vote of confidence in the resilience and potential of Rakhine and its people,” she said at an investment fair in Ngapali.
The 2019 Schuman Awards went to jailed Kachin community leader Daw Nang Pu, aid worker U Aung Kyaw Moe and lawyer U Robert Sann Aung.
The Irrawaddy charts the fluctuations in Myanmar's key economic and social indicators—GDP, FDI, current account, trade volume and inflation, as well as rankings in corruption, press
“I firmly believe that when we achieve peace throughout the country, we can see the development of our states and regions in a short time,” U Win Myint said.
Will the military abide by U Than Shwe’s pledge to allow reform after ‘a few years’ of the party’s rule?
Following reports that Arakan Army soldiers are hiding among villagers in northern Rakhine, instructions have come from the Rakhine government to carry out household checks.
In one of Myanmar’s most troubled and impoverished states, the government is desperately seeking investments in agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and SME development.
The ceremony went ahead despite written and spoken warnings against the continuation of the school project which is initiated by a nationalist monk notorious for his hate speech.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering pitches 38km rail project, which the company would fund, to Yangon regional lawmakers
Amid predictions that the trial will soon conclude, the suspected murder mastermind remains at large while the chief of security at the scene of the crime has yet to testify in cou