The Irrawaddy speaks with two generations of Thingyan Than Gyat lovers about the history and significance of the antiphonal chants and their efforts to keep the tradition alive.
“I don’t like to define my paintings at all. Perhaps they think [paintings] are valuable only when they represent something," said Soe Naing.
The Tatmadaw and NLD's failure to agree on even a name for the anniversary underscores a deeper divide about the army's role in Myanmar and how to move the country toward peace.
The Tatmadaw chief spoke about national sovereignty, condemned religious prejudice, and insisted that free speech must have limits.
In annual comments to the nation, the commander-in-chief repeatedly touches on the Tatmadaw’s central role in politics, the peace process and development.
U T Khun Myat’s rise to the position of deputy speaker raises number of possibly worrying questions
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
China unveiled its largest rise in defense spending in three years, setting an 8.1 percent growth target to fuel the country's military modernization program.
100 years since his birth, Aung San’s aspirations for a unified and democratic Myanmar are yet to be realized.
In withstanding her fall from grace on the international stage, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has proven her calling to politics.
On the 70th anniversary of Independence Day, prominent members of society reflect on independent Myanmar’s achievements and the challenges it continues to face
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told her audience in Kayah State not to fear reporting corrupt officials. Participants and observers said that’s easier said than done.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals, groups and events that shaped headlines in 2017, for better or worse.
China has tried to position itself as a party to promote talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan, uneasy neighbors since Pakistan’s independence in 1947.
New Year’s countdowns, concerts, comedy, film, an art exhibition, a night market, a masquerade party, a charity circus and a one-man show — all in Yangon this week, as picked by