Under current system, Arakanese live in poverty despite Rakhine State’s wealth of resources, he says
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
Move facilitates transfer of key department from military to civilian gov’t control
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
The events of Sept. 18, 1988, and their bloody aftermath established a military presence in Myanmar’s political life that, three decades later, shows no signs of going away.
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.
State Counselor tells international audience in Singapore her government has made progress on Rakhine and the peace process, says Myanmar has ‘bright economic future’
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
The Irrawaddy discusses the major developments and implications of the recently concluded third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
The Irrawaddy presents a decade of commentary and opinion on Myanmar’s controversial charter and the various efforts to change it