Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party has warned the Yangon Chief Minister for his controversial remarks on the country’s military chief, according to one of the party’s secretariat members.
U Nyan... More
Rohingya Muslim women lined up to tell reporters of missing husbands, mothers and sons on Saturday as international media were escorted for the first time to a village in Myanmar's northern... More
The Myanmar government has rejected the idea of holding peace talks with an alliance of seven ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar as a single entity and will only negotiate... More
The Myanmar Army allege the recent remarks of the Chief Minister of Yangon Phyo Min Thein are insults and this can lower the image of both the head of the army and... More
Myanmar and foreign journalists representing international media organisations arrived in Rakhine State on Wednesday, with a pledge from the government to not impose any restrictions on the reporters visiting the troubled... More
About 200 people protested the arrival of a UN human rights envoy at Sittwe Airport in troubled Rakhine State on Wednesday morning, according to residents and police.
UN Special Rapporteur on Human... More
The Myanmar Army has filed a complaint with the government to “take necessary actions” against Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein regarding recent remarks concerning the head of the military,... More
U Zaw Htay, government spokesperson and director-general of the President’s Office recently talked to The Irrawaddy about the threats facing Rakhine State and press freedom in Myanmar.
Question: Fourteen parties including the... More
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi launches Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan on Monday. United Nations Development Programme and other development partners have been supporting this initiative.
Aung San Suu... More
The government security forces were attacked with small arms and mines by armed terrorists at Tinmay Village, Buthidaung Township. The security forces returned fire and caught two dead bodies, one man... More
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for freedom of movement and access to services for displaced persons in Rakhine State at the end of his first visit to... More
More than 80,000 young children may need treatment for malnutrition in part of western Myanmar where the army cracked down on stateless Rohingya Muslims last year, the World Food Programme (WFP)... More
A mob killed a Rohingya man in the Rakhine State capital Sittwe on Tuesday, according to Sittwe district police chief Win Naung told The Irrawaddy.
The man was one of seven self-identifying... More
The implementation of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) needs to be thoroughly reviewed, according to leaders of the NCA signatories’ Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), calling the current process a deviation... More
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR Mr. Filippo Grandi held talks with the authorities in Maungtaw on Monday over several issues including internally displaced persons, security and cooperation between the UNHCR... More
The European Union on Monday urged Myanmar to protect journalists from “intimidation, arrest or prosecution” after several cases of reporters running into trouble with the law, including three detained by the... More
A new census report by the UNFPA reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young... More
Former chief of general staff for the Myanmar Army U Hla Htay Win criticized the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government for not doing enough to prevent international interference in Rakhine... More
The 5th Ethnic Media Conference ended with a decision to request an end to laws that are oppressing freedom of speech and the press.
The request appeared in a statement published on... More
Myanmar’s religious affairs minister U Aung Ko rejected calls for his resignation from nationalists, including monks, accusing him of favoring Islam over Buddhism in the country and said he intended to... More
Myanmar needs to realize the potential of women and enable their entry into the labor market in order to generate economic growth driven by a “gender dividend,” said the United Nations... More