On this day in 1992, the ruling junta announced that Senior General Saw Maung was retiring as chairman for health reasons, ushering in an era dominated by Senior General Than Shwe.
Many seem to think that Myanmar's civil war would surely end if all armed groups would only sign the NCA. But the NCA does not deliver what they crave most — self-determination.
UWSA Vice Chairman Zhao Guo An said it will not sign the NCA and accused the current government of failing to honor the deal it struck with its predecessor.
Gov’t eager to resume formal peace process, U Tun Tun Oo says at talks with KNU
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the success of the procedure and outcomes of the recent Yangon municipal elections.
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.
China is struggling to ease worries as it readies for a major summit in late April, especially among Western nations wary about debt, transparency and Chinese influence.
Facebook says it has removed 103 Pakistani accounts because of "inauthentic behavior" and spamming. Some Indian nationalist accounts have also been suspended in recent weeks.
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew requested by state Border Affairs Ministry ‘to maintain order’
ANP says actual number is likely much higher; UN puts Rakhine State’s IDP population at over 17,300
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.
This weekend in Yangon, switch off for Earth Hour before you power up for seven days of art, music, dining, tech startup talks and pool parties.
In Armed Forces Day speech, Tatmadaw deputy chief issues strong warning to AA, urges all ethnic armed groups to come to the negotiating table
Did the rare gathering of many members of the former gov’t in full regalia at a military ceremony have anything to do with current politics?