Myanmar’s ties with Japan have been close since Gen. Aung San met with a visiting Japanese military officer in 1940. Here are the key events that have shaped bilateral relations since
Human Rights Commission urges government to consider national interest, ensure journalists’ rights are upheld
Deputy commander meets with commissioners; panel chief vows evidence-based probe.
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.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday. Myanmar people will remember him for his involvement in addressing the crisis in Rakhine State.
Social media giant to work with civil society groups to stop fear mongering
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.
With UN General Assembly looming, calls for sanctions are likely to continue, many local experts and politicians believe.
Allowing UN special envoy to set up office in Naypyitaw shows government’s willingness to work with international community.
President’s Office says court is trying to increase international pressure on Naypyitaw.
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.
Military representatives oppose the inclusion of an international member but both sides know they must somehow carry out an investigation that is acceptable to the international co
Process will be led by UEHRD, he says; Arakan National Party calls for greater disclosure.
USDP lawmakers urge that only local experts be included on a Rakhine investigation commission, stating that foreign interference will undermine state sovereignty over time.