Development organizations say that the project would improve the students’ educational experience, but that a change of mindset is necessary for Arakanese to accept it.
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
There is little evidence that the government was involved, but the damage to the democratic transition has been done.
The late US senator’s support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi saw him banned from the country for 15 years; he later clashed with her government over the Rohingya.
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
The former Thai diplomat tells The Irrawaddy that the next few months could be ‘game-changing’ for Myanmar, depending on how it handles developments in the strife-torn state.
The draft National Register of Citizens is expected to list Indian citizens residing in Assam and, in the process, find a solution to the citizenship issue plaguing the state.
The Irrawaddy discusses the recent court decision to charge two Reuters reporters and what it means for press freedom, judicial independence and democracy.
India’s External Affairs Ministry calls allegations that boundary posts were shifted ‘baseless’
India so far has little to show for its much-touted Act East Asia policy.
Party leadership says women must build up their skills first.
"Even though we don’t use the quota system, we have to push to have more [female] candidates, especially for the general election in 2020," said Daw May Win Myint.
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
The NLD party representatives are urged to work harder to win the public trust and public support.
International preoccupation with Rakhine means many other grave humanitarian issues in Myanmar are being overlooked