Yangon has plenty forward-thinking events in the coming week, including an e-commerce seminar, talks on the climate, ethical fashion weekend and an all-women hip hop show.
Many seem to think that Myanmar's civil war would surely end if all armed groups would only sign the NCA. But the NCA does not deliver what they crave most — self-determination.
Indonesia — the world's third-largest democracy — has some of the worst money politics in Southeast Asia, according to researchers.
“Myanmar is thankful of China as a good neighbor for its correct stance and standing against the international community over the Rakhine State issue,” the general said.
Death threats will not dissuade journalists from covering the Rakhine conflict, but the authorities must take steps to protect them.
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
This weekend in Yangon, switch off for Earth Hour before you power up for seven days of art, music, dining, tech startup talks and pool parties.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
‘Pretty words are not enough,’ SSPP spokesman says, but adds that his group will consider the proposal; TNLA scoffs at truce idea.
The Sittwe District Court sentenced prominent ethnic Arakanese politician U Aye Maung and author Ko Wai Hin Aung for encouraging people to support a rebel group.
We present a roundup of The Irrawaddy’s recent coverage of the NLD’s efforts to kick-start constitutional reform, and the forces arrayed against it.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
Similar campaigns in the past have proved ineffectual.