Wa leaders finally have the helicopter so long speculated about in local and foreign media. What does its purchase say about the power balance in Myanmar’s northeast?
Conveniently for the military, the Myanmar government and the international community have opted to push a discredited ‘development over peace’ strategy in Karen State.
The US, Japan and 40 other countries have agreed to expand restrictions on the export of software and microchips for use in military weapons systems.
The Lower House has voted in support of an election commission proposal requiring military personnel and their families to cast their votes outside military barracks.
Myanmar taxpayers are bearing the burden of repaying the loan to China Development Bank.
The EU has bestowed its Schuman Awards on a women’s rights activist, a human rights lawyer and a satirical troupe who ‘carry the flame of freedom for others’ in Myanmar.
On a cold night in Shan State’s Loi Tai Leng recently, army generals shared whiskey with ethnic commanders; what does the uneasy camaraderie signal for the peace process?
Myanmar’s President U Win Myint has quoted Gen. Aung San to demand the military stop meddling in politics during a ceremony to unveil a statue of the independence hero.
Like the NLD, the USDP once tried to amend the charter, launching its bid in Parliament in 2013. What are the key differences between the two parties’ approaches?
‘An artillery shell fell onto my cowshed… Naval vessels fired the shells,’ Rohingya villager says after attack that killed a teenage boy and left two others hurt.
The Parliament has approved Lt-Gen Soe Htut as home affairs minister; the incoming minister is viewed as being very close to military chief Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
This week, The Irrawaddy and two veterans of Myanmar’s democracy movement discuss the military’s aversion to charter change, and how the ruling NLD should deal with it.
The Kachin Baptist Convention says it is in talks with the military to secure the release of two pastors who allowed a Kachin Revolution Day event in their church.
The Election Commission says parties are barred from campaigning in military cantonments for the 2020 election and polling will no longer be conducted inside barracks.
The leaders of Kachin parties say the 2008 Constitution must be reformed ahead of this year’s general election if further bloodshed is to be avoided.