Amid a flare of criticism of Yangon chief minister’s show of respect to the notorious former general, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2014 commentary on U Khin Nyunt’s insolence.
The demonstrations come after a year of incidents said to have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.
Materializing as it has in the midst of a stalemate in the peace process, the ceasefire has come about for a number of reasons.
The Myanmar military’s recent ceasefire announcement has earned it praise and lingering suspicion among ethnic leaders and observers.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
Unprecedented unilateral move intended to allow time for peace talks; truce does not cover Rakhine, where military is fighting AA
The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security said clashes between ethnic armed organizations last month outnumbered those between them and the Myanmar military.
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
The President’s Office has ordered that unqualified military officers may no longer be transferred to ministries under the control of the civilian government.
A small but high-profile group of liberal activists is growing increasingly disillusioned with the administration Myanmar voted into power with sky-high hopes three years ago.
As the 103rd anniversary of Ludu Daw Amar’s birth was yesterday, The Irrawaddy revisits this story from October 2002 about the journalist’s life.
Beijing has refused to deal with Tsai's administration since she took office in 2016, accusing her of pushing for the island's formal independence.