At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.
Critics see 8888 as a symbol of the struggle for democracy and as the property of the entire country. They say the symbol should not be available for use by a particular party.
Former US Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell has become the new president of an international nonprofit working to support democracy around the world.
U Than Htay accused the NLD of tarnishing his party's reputation amid its own corruption scandal ahead of November's by-elections.
Public expects disgraced former minister to face harsh punishment.
Mandate to rule is being eroded by inaction over humanitarian emergency in the north
Thirteen seats up for grabs in Union, state, regional parliaments.
On the eve of the referendum that ushered in the current charter, pro-democracy activists debated whether it was a step in the right direction or the death-knell for their movement
Veterans of the 1988 student uprising say the UEC has given them permission to begin the registration process for their proposed party, following criticism of their original name.
While the Union government proposes an easing of travel restrictions for national verification card holders, the opposition party strongly objects.
NLD co-founder U Win Tin's call for justice for political prisoners has yet to be answered.
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.
U Ko Ko Gyi agrees to modify party’s name; aims to offer alternative to voters, strengthen democracy.
U T Khun Myat’s rise to the position of deputy speaker raises number of possibly worrying questions