The ruling Awami League unveiled its election manifesto on Tuesday, making sweeping promises to eradicate poverty and boost the economy.
Founders agree to change name from ‘Mon Party’ to ‘Mon Unity Party’
The former military junta chief urged ethnic Pa-O leaders to abandon their old faith in karma and devote themselves to building roads and educating their children.
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.
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy says it is attempting to broker peace talks between the RCSS and SSPP, whose latest clashes have killed and wounded civilians.
‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
U Zaw Htay accused INGOs of benefiting financially from the refugee crisis, while a Lower House lawmaker claims they fabricate invoices and photography to encourage donors.
The prominent democracy activist discusses his party's plans for winning seats, negotiating with the military and managing Myanmar's relations with the international community.
Hundreds of members of the ethnic Pa-O community attended a military rally in Taunggyi on Wednesday, with one local leader claiming they were coerced with threats of eviction.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
Just three years after being voted out in a presidential election in Sri Lanka, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is back at the center of power.
Myanmar Social Welfare Minister U Win Myat said the two governments have agreed to start repatriating the first group of 2,000 refugees on Nov. 15.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
US federal agents are racing to find who sent 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump as leads point to Florida as the origin of the packages.