Organization accuses woman of informing on two of its soldiers; incident has stoked conflict between Shan, Ta’ang communities
Many local groups have expressed disappointment in the verdict, calling on the govt to release the pair in accordance with the Constitution, press freedom and democracy.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses why the verdict announcement was postponed and legal technicalities which say they shouldn’t be prosecuted.
Ethnic signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will review the current political landscape and the peace process.
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
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.
Ex-ministers and former generals U Soe Maung and U Lun Maung have applied to the Union Election Commission to form the “National Political Party.”
In leading the government's Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the late UN secretary-general helped win rare international praise for Myanmar in the wake of the Rohingya crisis.
Though Myanmar says it is ready to take back the Rohingya, the continued outflow of refugees underlines the lack of progress in addressing the crisis.
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
Eighty lawmakers have signed up to debate the controversial bill to amend the law. Critics warn that the changes would further stifle the freedom of expression.
Independence activist Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National Party, will speak at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club despite strong criticism from China’s Foreign Ministr
A prominent member of the '88 Generation Students group, Ma Mee Mee died in a car accident on Monday while on her way back to Yangon from Irrawaddy Region.
Although he cannot directly influence government policy, Japanese Emperor Akihito has created a broader consciousness of Japan's wartime past, experts say.
The ex-candidates, whose election victories were denied by the military, vow to deliver major constitutional reform with their allies.