On the 11th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, we revisit this story from October 2007, in which the editor explained why Burma’s generals fear the influence of the Sangha.
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
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.”
The party first tried to register in late 2017 but was denied due to complaints about the name, which referenced the 8888 Uprising, being deemed controversial.
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.
Thirty years on from the mass protests, student leaders of the pro-democracy uprising said their goals have been only partly realized and called for further reforms.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview from 2013 with award-winning activist Min Ko Naing, one of the movement’s most prominent leader
Exactly 30 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.
The Irrawaddy looks back at how journalists defied their military rulers 30 years ago with a month of unprecedented reporting.
Three decades after Myanmar took to the streets to demand an end to dictatorship, the country can reflect on the progress it has made and the hard road still ahead.
Only one principle for the economic sector was set, as the Tatmadaw didn’t agree to 10 others during working committee discussions prior to the conference.
Htein Win’s photos, hidden for years out of fear, will be showcased for all to see significant moments in Myanmar’s modern history.
USDP spokesperson U Thein Tun Oo discusses the upcoming by-election, the peace process, his party’s efforts to enhance its image and the 2020 election.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn