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.
Vice President U Myint Swe says BRI projects to bring mutual benefits, thanks Beijing for help on Rohingya issue at event to mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic.
The chief of the newly formed Kachin State People’s Party, Dr. Manam Tu Ja, says next year’s election could bring sweeping federal reforms and a chance of real peace.
Mon armed group attacks DKBA faction after latter fails to leave area controlled by MNLA near Three Pagodas Pass on Thai border, detaining fighters and seizing weapons.
President says democracy in Myanmar ‘in fledgling stage’ at event to mark International Democracy Day; State Counselor urges all groups to act in the national interest.
Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Dr. Hkalam Samson discuss religious freedom, IDPs and peace process, just days after the military dropped a lawsuit against the KBC chief.
To ‘build trust’ ahead of peace talks on Sept. 16-17, Brotherhood Alliance vows not to attack Myanmar army; despite the move, shelling is reported in Kutkai.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses recent peace talks between armed rebels and the Myanmar military in China and the mounting civilian burden in northern Shan State.
As ROK President Moon Jae-in prepares to visit Myanmar, Seoul’s engagement with the country has never been deeper.
The tired formula being offered as a solution to the Rohingya crisis by the UN and other players is unlikely to offer a lasting solution—and could even be disastrous.
Beijing should urge both sides to back down, while being more inclusive of ethnic groups in its investment strategy for the region.
Can Beijing be considered an honest broker in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts? Military officials appear increasingly wary.
This week on Dateline Irrawaddy, we speak with Dr. Aung Myo and Ko Zan about where the ongoing clashes between rebels and the Myanmar military in Shan State are headed.
While decrying the increased fighting taking place in Shan State, leaders still remain reluctant to point fingers, understanding rebel groups that feel unrecognized.
Proposals elucidated by the Union government at peace talks in Chiang Mai on Monday offer little that’s new in terms of ideas for moving Myanmar’s peace process forward.