Is Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s display of religious tolerance pre-election maneuvering, or should the military’s calls for national unity be cause for optimism?
The ex-general—already ensconced in a significant place in Myanmar politics—has long dreamed of becoming president. At best, he may become parliamentary speaker again.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks to one of the NLD’s point men on charter change about the party’s objectives for the process, and what’s at stake for the country.
The effect of sanctions on Myanmar has always been notoriously difficult to predict; never more so than in today’s complex domestic and regional situation.
As Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing grooms his juniors, who is likeliest to take his place when he steps down, and what do recent military shake-ups mean for the 2020 elections?
A reluctance to engage with or listen to the wishes of ethnic communities and political parties mean the NLD will be more contested than ever in the upcoming election.
On the Rohingya crisis, the government must prepare to work with ASEAN and others, but ultimately the solution will have to come from within.
Amid questions over his ties to both the USDP and NLD, ex-general and former House speaker says he founded the Union Betterment Party to serve the people.
Large crowds clad in adoring T-shirts turn out to wish the State Counselor a happy 74th birthday in Yangon, Mandalay and elsewhere.
Successor organization to Ma Ba Tha accuses govt of failing the ‘country, race and religion’; ruling party spokesman says voters won’t be swayed by religious extremism.
NLD candidate Sai Pan Hsai remains Shan State Ethnic Affairs Minister for Mandalay Region after the UEC dismisses election complaints from SNLD challenger Nan Htwe Hmone.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has not conceded defeat to incumbent Joko Widodo in April’s elections, claiming electoral fraud.
An open letter from the United Solidarity and Development Party and its political allies to the election commission called current electoral processes unfree and unfair.
Political analysts are calling a May 23 collaboration between the military and the USDP that offered free medical services an inappropriate political partnership.
The future political power of the Thai military junta that seized control of the country in a 2014 coup now hinges on its ability to form a slim majority coalition.