Japan Myanmar Association plays a private institutional role to promote private sector investment between the two countries.
The 90 officers of the BGF, which runs a China-backed casino hub in Karen, are discussing their next move after the Tatmadaw asked them to reconsider their resignations.
Major Saw Maw Tho of the Karen BGF reportedly resigned under pressure from the Myanmar military over illicit activities at the China-backed Shwe Kokko project in Myawaddy.
The second Union Parliament controlled by the National League for Democracy will meet for the first time on Feb. 1, the speakers of the two chambers announced.
The Irrawaddy profiles 10 inspirational Myanmar women whose strength, passion, courage and creativity shone through in often dark times in 2020.
Election sub-commissions in the reviewed townships reject the claims as ‘absurd’.
The Irrawaddy looks back on the people, groups and institutions that dominated the news in a year marked by the fight against COVID-19 and the NLD’s election win.
As the military becomes increasingly concerned with securing offshore resources and deterring regional threats, its appetite for hardware will only grow.
The State Counselor and the military chief reportedly met last weekend; with each holding the key to the other’s goals, the encounter raises interesting possibilities.
The wording of the Democratic Party of National Politics’ statements alleging electoral fraud amount to threats against election officials, the UEC said.
To mark the 29th anniversary of the former junta’s brutal crackdown on the ’10-D’ student pro-democracy protesters, The Irrawaddy revisits this commentary from 2018.
The Union Election Commission says it has no legal obligation to provide documents related to voting.
The woman's disclosure on Facebook prompted an officer to sue her under Article 505(a) for undermining Myanmar’s armed forces.
While the Myanmar military blames the Arakan Army for the widespread loss of property in Rakhine, civil groups point to the Tatmadaw’s ‘clearance’ strategy.
Japanese envoy Yohei Sasakawa tells The Irrawaddy he is disappointed with the Union Election Commission for not acting on his advice that voting can be held in Rakhine.