Burma’s former dictator didn’t just destroy Burma through his own misrule, but also by appointing a successor who was as bad or worse.
Not for the first time in recent years, a minister is in the hot seat after comments made while meeting with villagers in central Burma.
Comments from Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the Burmese military’s commander-in-chief and a potential presidential aspirant, stoke fears among the country’s ethnic armed rebel groups.
Until recently, readers inside the country were beyond our reach, but The Irrawaddy has now completed its first full year of operations in Myanmar.
Hoping to show off at the regional sporting event, Burmese leaders turn to an old friend with plenty of resources and reasons to invest.
On a weekend when many are reflecting on an inspirational life that was, Burma is still waiting for its “Mandela moment.”
Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to an elite British military academy must be viewed through the prism of the Burmese generals watching back home.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants “something more” than Singapore as the two countries enter a new phase in their sometimes complicated but nonetheless enduring relationship.
Last month saw the passing of four well-known artists and writers who fought against repression in Burma for decades.
At a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1988 uprising, two leaders show that the past means very different things to them.