To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1988 coup d'état on Tuesday, The Irrawaddy recalls some of the colorful characters in the halls of power at the time.
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.
Myanmar Army soldiers reportedly raided a house in Hpakant and detained three men they claimed were extorting money for the AA. Witnesses say the men are Arakanese prospectors.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
Three images in the book, published in July by the army's dept of public relations and psychological warfare, have been misrepresented as archival pictures from Rakhine State.
Deputy commander meets with commissioners; panel chief vows evidence-based probe.
The Irrawaddy talks with journalist and Myanmar expert Bertil Lintner about the possible consequences of a harsh UN report on the country and the military.
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
Ex-ministers and former generals U Soe Maung and U Lun Maung have applied to the Union Election Commission to form the “National Political Party.”
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
Army chief has sought to balance dependence on China following Rohingya crisis
The Irrawaddy looks back at how journalists defied their military rulers 30 years ago with a month of unprecedented reporting.
Theingi Su is facing trial for allegedly torturing her maid to death. A Yangon court barred the press from taking photos or videos after her husband’s request.
Thousands of police officers wearing flak jackets and armed with automatic rifles gathered in a display meant to discourage street protests during the election.
Burmese comedians’ political satire reveals how the people think and how their rulers live in fear.