The country is only halfway toward the goal of full democracy that was envisioned in 1988.
NLD member’s question removed from list of questions to be asked publicly
Eleven years ago today, with corpses piled high in the wake of a deadly cyclone, the Myanmar military continued with a referendum to ratify the constitution they drafted.
Opposition parties have threatened legal action against new seat allocation rules they save have robbed their “democratic front” alliance of a parliamentary majority.
The case of the jailed reporters raised questions about Myanmar’s progress toward democracy and sparked outcry internationally from diplomats and human rights advocates.
At the recent World Journalists Conference, The Irrawaddy spoke to top members of the International Federation of Journalists about modern threats to journalism and press freedom.
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
Thirty-one years ago today on Pyay Road in Yangon, Tada Phyu —"the white bridge" in Burmese — ran red with the blood of student protesters caught in a brutal government crackdo
A detailed breakdown of the chapters and articles most likely to be targeted for reform by the government
In a message honoring the two who were shot dead by police at Rangoon Institute of Technology 31 years ago, she urges the nation to learn the lessons of their sacrifice.
The NLD had no choice but to force the military to engage with constitutional reform in Parliament
Killers have taken history into their hands on several occasions in the recent past. Some achieved their immediate goals, others didn’t—but history will be their ultimate judge
A look at those articles of the Constitution the NLD is most likely to target for amendment first—and why.
Tatmadaw’s political role safeguards transition to democracy, Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing tells Asahi Shimbun
If Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative is truly based on mutual respect, then neither China nor the NLD need fear a popular vote on the controversial dam.