Municipal chief neglecting his duties, says U Bo Bo Oo, citing ongoing problems with sanitation, stray dogs and vendors
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
Many of ex-spy chief Gen. Khin Nyunt’s victims have forgiven him; by lavishing him with respect, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein goes too far.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
Jim McNalis’ busts of dictators and democracy icons have seen him blacklisted from the country—and invited to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s home
Founders agree to change name from ‘Mon Party’ to ‘Mon Unity Party’
Military government lifts ban on political activity
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
As the 103rd anniversary of Ludu Daw Amar’s birth was yesterday, The Irrawaddy revisits this story from October 2002 about the journalist’s life.
Chandramukhi Muvvala disappeared minutes after she left her home on Tuesday in Hyderabad, where she is the only transgender candidate participating in Dec. 7 elections.
The 2021 election will pitch Singapore into a rare state of flux at a sensitive time with its economic model under threat, unease over inequality and rising government criticism.
Myanmar’s president appointed the country’s national security adviser U Thaung Tun as the head of a newly formed ministry that aims to boost local and international investment.
Opposition party, finance company accused of arranging loans for constituents ahead of vote
The party will cooperate with ethnic and other like-minded parties in hopes of creating a third party alliance to contest the 2020 elections.