This week, The Irrawaddy discusses protests against the naming of a bridge in Mon State and their future implications.
Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw of the TNLA—an ally of the Kokang MNDAA—rejects a defense ministry report claiming 28 Kokang casualties in fighting.
The only known photo of a Nov. 2016 meeting between the former junta chief and Saw Mutu Say Poe is revealed on Facebook.
Critics highlight some of the NLD government’s unpopular policies that could cost the party votes in the April 1 by-elections.
By-elections highlight regional power imbalances and differences between the NLD and local ethnic parties.
Without truly ‘state-based’ dialogues to engage multiple stakeholders in the local context, ethnic enclaves will only be reinforced, writes Sai Latt.
Thousands of ethnic Mon protest in state capital Moulmein against a local bridge that the Union government named after independence hero Gen Aung San.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the recent attacks in Laukkai as well as other developments in Burma’s peace process.
Arakan National Party chief Dr. Aye Maung is courting renewed controversy with a comeback bid in the upcoming by-election.
A local mother and her 5-year-old daughter are killed, and two others injured, by artillery fire in latest clash in Kutkai Township.
Burma’s northern neighbor is eager to demonstrate the importance of its role in the country’s peace process.
The top-down naming of a Mon State bridge—despite local objections—shows how the NLD government is wavering in its bid for national reconciliation.
In the first part of an interview, Nang Khin Htwe Myint talks about obstacles to repatriation of internally displaced communities.
A debate has ensued about the ethnicity and army affiliations of the five men on motorbike.