Demonstrating a shaky grasp of the law, U Zaw Myint Maung insists the press is wrong to claim it plays a key role in Myanmar’s democracy.
This week, The Irrawaddy sits down with NLD lawmaker U Aung Kyi Nyunt to discuss the long road to democracy, and the merits of Myanmar’s ‘obligation-based’ society.
"Using the sword of the law to stop violence and restore order is overwhelmingly the most important and urgent task for Hong Kong!" the People’s Daily declared.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s plea, made when Myanmar was under dictatorship, should be recalled amid Hongkongers’ current fight to preserve their political and legal rights.
With a majority of lawmakers voting in favor of the report, the committee will now begin drafting an amending bill to Myanmar’s Constitution.
The generals who built Naypyitaw will not be forced from it via charter change; can the city’s old and new residents work together to manage a transition to democracy?
At an event to mark the 31st anniversary of Myanmar’s mass protests against dictatorship, ex-student leaders say the movement’s democratic goals have yet to be achieved.
August 8, 1988 holds a special place in the modern history of Myanmar—a day when nearly every citizen took to the streets to demand democracy from a tyrannical regime.
On this historic day, read the stories of seven Myanmar women spanning several generations that helped shape the '88 uprising and the democracy movement it spawned.
Thirty years on, which aims of Myanmar’s '88 uprising have been realized and which remain to be achieved, asks The Irrawaddy English Editor Kyaw Zwa Moe in this 2018 op-ed.
Zhang Xiaoming, one of the most senior Chinese officials overseeing Hong Kong affairs, made the comments at a Shenzhen forum China organized to discuss the crisis.
The former Lower House speaker and ex-general said lawmakers must work with the Tatmadaw to overcome the current constitutional crisis.
Beijing-backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addressed media for the first time in two weeks Monday, saying the city is nearing an "extremely dangerous situation."
Anawmar Art Group, which has ties to a senior junta figure, says historic Yangon building’s museum space is intended to honor Gen. Aung San and national Martyrs.
Men in white t-shirts, armed with poles and bamboo staves, flooded a train station outside of Hong Kong on Sunday and attacked passengers, many of them protesters.