Ethnic Shan lawmaker launches bid to establish a Shan ethnic affairs minister constituency in the Karen legislature.
Annual inter-ethnic cultural exchange banned for first time without explanation; party says it will cost the peace process local support.
Refusing to learn the lessons of past mistakes, the NLD’s backing of Gen. Aung San statues in ethnic states will hurt them in 2020 elections.
Judge denies bail at first hearing since five of the activists who had been hiding from police turned themselves in.
On National Day of Sweden, The Irrawaddy interviewed the Swedish ambassador to discuss what Myanmar can learn from his country’s experience in environmental issues.
Six Karenni activists who accused state officials of abusing power are sought by authorities
A speech by the Kayah chief minister caused the rights activists to storm out of the latest round of meetings held to settle disputes over the statue of Gen. Aung San.
The NRPC met with Karenni activists for the second time on Tuesday, seeming to agree to the statue’s removal but failing to find a final resolution.
Authorities in Rakhine State did not tell the families of the move
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
As the State Counselor prepares to attend the BRI summit in Beijing, the likely political cost of yielding to China is becoming impossible to ignore.
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
The activists rejected the points of compromise which involved a minor alteration to the statue and the option of installing a Karenni hero’s statue nearby.
President’s Office reaches out to initiate talks on statue of Gen. Aung San, which has upset many in Loikaw
Chinese authorities released a policy paper defending its controversial Islamic de-radicalization measures on Monday.