This week, The Irrawaddy joins a poll monitor and a political party official to discuss the UEC’s partiality, identity politics and other factors in next year’s vote.
Amid constant threats to their security, Rakhine civilians are treated with suspicion by the military, while police and state officials are unable or unwilling to help.
TNLA attack on army trucks kills three soldiers, wounds three; armed group says convoy was heading into its zone; seven civilians suffer minor injuries, lawmaker says.
Residents of Sin The Pyin Village in Buthidaung Township say man, 60, was shot by soldiers from a hill in the area; Army reports clash with AA in nearby village.
The Young Men’s Buddhist Association has conferred the title ‘Mingala Dhamma Jotikadaja’ on Myanmar’s military chief, citing his efforts to promote Buddhism and peace.
In annual reshuffle, Myanmar police name new spokesman, as well as appointments at Anti-Human Trafficking Force, Transnational Crime Dept. and Special Branch.
Rail services curtailed in HK after many stations damaged by anti-Beijing protesters; Chinese military threatens to arrest demonstrators shining lasers at barracks.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the reasons the government has yet to convene the National Defense and Security Council, and the implications for the country.
Sagaing protesters have successfully persuaded the regional government to stop the Chinese firm behind the hated Letpadaung copper mine from opening another operation.
As insurgent threats mount, the military’s calls for a top-level security meeting grow louder.
To capitalize on the existing momentum in the peace process, the Myanmar Army should extend the unilateral ceasefire it terminated in mid-September.
Rakhine State villagers are being charged twice under the same law over twin April attacks on the police and army in Mrauk-U.
China’s involvement in Myanmar’s peace process is guided by strategic self-interest, even as it benefits from the conflicts through arms sales and resource extraction.
On this day in 2007, Japanese journalist Kenji Nagai was shot dead in central Yangon, prompting requests from his family to investigate.
On this day in 1947, the Union Parliament elected Shan Saopha Sao Shwe Thaik and U Nu as Myanmar’s first president and prime minister.