U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi convicted of defamation over Facebook posts questioning military’s role in politics; he has liver cancer, as well as heart and kidney problems.
The ex-general—already ensconced in a significant place in Myanmar politics—has long dreamed of becoming president. At best, he may become parliamentary speaker again.
Thirty years on, which aims of Myanmar’s '88 uprising have been realized and which remain to be achieved, asks The Irrawaddy English Editor Kyaw Zwa Moe in this 2018 op-ed.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks to one of the NLD’s point men on charter change about the party’s objectives for the process, and what’s at stake for the country.
The Irrawaddy’s infographics illustrate the nearly 20 ministerial changes that have taken place at all levels since the party came to power in 2016.
Incident follows bomb scare at party lawmakers’ living quarters in Naypyitaw, and comes amid tension over govt’s charter-amendment push.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the legality of the appeal by the Buddha Dhamma Prahita Foundation, formerly known as Ma Ba Tha, for citizens to reject the government, and the significance
Amid questions over his ties to both the USDP and NLD, ex-general and former House speaker says he founded the Union Betterment Party to serve the people.
Large crowds clad in adoring T-shirts turn out to wish the State Counselor a happy 74th birthday in Yangon, Mandalay and elsewhere.
Whether it’s in the life of a nation or a person, holding on to optimism can keep us moving forward.
Successor organization to Ma Ba Tha accuses govt of failing the ‘country, race and religion’; ruling party spokesman says voters won’t be swayed by religious extremism.
Shah Ali Farhad says Dhaka is concerned that links between NLD and Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League have suffered since Rohingya crisis began in 2017.
Offering comes amid a vocal campaign by the group, which includes denouncing the govt over sedition case against firebrand fugitive monk U Wirathu.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s letter of condolence to former dictator U Than Shwe on the loss of his son-in-law has caused a stir, but it should come as no surprise.
Political analysts are calling a May 23 collaboration between the military and the USDP that offered free medical services an inappropriate political partnership.