After years of hardship in camps, thousands of war refugees want a guarantee of peace before going home, as they don’t want to become IDPs again.
This week, The Irrawaddy looks at the challenge of plotting Myanmar’s course towards constitutional reform, with lawyer U Kyee Myint and political activist Ko Mya Aye.
An online backlash has prompted the Yangon authorities to announce the closure of a spa within the compound where independence hero General Aung San was murdered.
A Mandalay-based monk says he will not be silenced by the military for criticizing a payment to a Buddhist nationalist group.
Kachin villagers fled their farms due to clashes between the army and KIA over amber; to feed their families, they must now risk death to illegally mine the material.
Five ex-leaders of the NCSN-K Naga armed group—all of whom were playing a role in the peace process—jailed for 2 years with six other members for unlawful association.
Myanmar’s election commission has proposed draft reforms to Parliament that would let military personnel and their family members cast votes outside military barracks.
The Arakan Army has released 25 civilians abducted from a ferry in Rakhine last week but is still holding an unknown number of security personnel hostage.
Chinese envoy Sun Guoxiang meets Northern Alliance members in Yunnan province, urges continued engagement with peace process, according to TNLA.
Three village chairmen reportedly came to Kyaukme to ask for help to stop the forced recruitment of villagers. They were shot dead ahead of the daytime meeting.
Speaking at the ASEAN-UN Summit, State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi responds to UN chief’s comments on Rohingya return by saying Myanmar open to ‘practical’ solutions.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presents democracy as a moral value, author Michal Lubina argues in his analysis of the State Counselor’s political thought.
A court case in Tanintharyi Region has opened into trio who advocated constitutional change at a public meeting.
This week’s jailing of a satirical performance troupe continues a worrying trend of official legal action against critics of the government and military.
Out of more than 45 hostages taken by the Arakan Army, 15 have been rescued, including 10 members of the security forces, Myanmar’s military says.