At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
Use of Burmese prefixes on national identity cards is a sore point for minority people
The Irrawaddy discusses the latest developments in Myanmar's peace process and the obstacles impeding progress.
The Irrawaddy presents a decade of commentary and opinion on Myanmar’s controversial charter and the various efforts to change it
Both sides hail continued trust building, agree to regular state-level talks
President U Win Myint also issued a decree that nullified the “conditional release” stipulated in Article 401 (1) for those convicted on political charges.
The NMSP wrapped up a three-day meeting on Wednesday to explain its reasons for signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in February and to gather public feedback.
The government and the Karenni National Progressive Party say they have agreed to hold formal talks to improve relations later this month in Karenni State.
NCA signatories seek way to jump-start stalled negotiations
Unless and until there is unity among Myanmar's ethnic armed organizations, self-determination and a federal union will remain a thousand-mile journey.
The Irrawaddy discusses prospects for peace and progress in Myanmar with a newly-elected president at the helm.
Ending the fighting between the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups should be U Win Myint’s top priority.
The peace process appears stuck and at risk of giving up hard-won gains. Dateline Irrawaddy discusses what needs to be done to turn the momentum around.
The NLD's bill to amend the country's protest law is the most controversial legislation the party has tried to pass since coming to power. What does it really want?
The Irrawaddy lists Myanmar's presidents since the country gained independence in 1948.