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.
Election Commission agrees that USDP candidate violated the law ahead of his poll ‘win’ in Seikkan Township last year.
The country is only halfway toward the goal of full democracy that was envisioned in 1988.
NLD member’s question removed from list of questions to be asked publicly
Opposition parties have threatened legal action against new seat allocation rules they save have robbed their “democratic front” alliance of a parliamentary majority.
When I do it just fuels wild rumors, the former House Speaker says
For State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, saving the Irrawaddy River means saving herself.