The memoirs of two senior figures in Myanmar’s ex-military government shed light on the junta’s machinations, and expose the cracks in the monolithic image it projected.
The bills, backed by 351 members of Parliament will be discussed in the upcoming parliamentary session, but they are likely to face a military veto.
With their refusal to endorse the parliamentary charter change committee’s bills, it remains to be seen how military MPs will respond when they are sent to Parliament.
Yangon police have told activists that any protest at the Chinese Embassy during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit would harm bilateral relations.
Myanmar’s people welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping, but he has work to do if China truly wants to write a new chapter in the countries’ bilateral relationship.
The Arakan Army vows to keep a Chin State lawmaker who was abducted in November in custody, but refuses to provide proof that he is still alive.
Today marks 72 years since the nation’s first prime minister, U Nu, laid the foundation of Independence Monument, a landmark symbolizing national sovereignty.
In this election year, we must be honest about the scope of the challenges that Myanmar faces, but let’s also continue to hope for progress toward peace and prosperity.
Lawyers for the raped toddler’s family are preparing to sue the police chiefs who named the victim at a high-profile press conference in the capital.
Police fire tear gas as violence breaks out at huge anti-government protest in Hong Kong.
An expert on constitutional reform tells The Irrawaddy the Charter Amendment Committee needs to focus on basic principles if charter change is to be meaningful.
A Yangon court has granted bail to three suspects in the trial over the beating death of well-known comedian Aung Yell Htwe on New Year's Eve in 2017.
In November’s polls, voters in Hong Kong’s historically pro-China ‘Little Shanghai’ district handed victories to young pro-democratic candidates in four of five seats.
Ma May Sabe Phyu, a longtime women’s rights activist from Myanmar, has won the United Nations Development Program’s N-Peace Award.
In Hong Kong, protests are planned throughout the week, including demonstrations in five shopping malls on Christmas eve.