• State Counsellor in Rakhine State
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:30

    The State Counselor’s Office director-general U Zaw Htay told The Irrawaddy the leader is on a one-day visit to the area, adding that more details of the trip would be published soon. The State Counselor arrived in Sittwe around 8 a.m., and met with about 12 young people at the airport.She was ac...

  • State Counsellor meets with Chinese president and premier
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 17:00

    State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met the President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping in Dongdating Hall, Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday afternoon after spending time with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Mr. L...

    [Myanmar State Counsellor's office]
  • RECAP: Declarations and statements at the 30th ASEAN Summit
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00

    On Saturday, April 29, the 10 member countries signed a declaration that hopes to increase accountability and transparency in civil service to help ASEAN achieve its goals. It was the first declaration signed by the bloc at the 30th summit, and the first under the chairmanship...

  • Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Rural Citizens are Country’s Backbone
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:45

    State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spoke to youths from rural areas of Myanmar yesterday, stressing their importance in the path toward peace and calling them the “backbone of the country”, noting that those in rural areas make up 70 per cent of the nation’s population.

    [State Counsellor Office]
  • China, Myanmar stress win-win cooperation to advance relations
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 14:30

    BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China and Myanmar on Monday agreed to uphold the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation to promote the sustained, healthy and steady development of bilateral relations.

  • Economic ties, border issues on agenda in Beijing for President Htin Kyaw
    Friday, April 7, 2017 - 16:45

    Economic cooperation and border management will be high on the Myanmar president's agenda as he makes his first visit to China amid an economic slowdown at home and increased fighting with armed ethnic groups, Chinese analysts said.

    Myanmar President U...

    [Mizzima News]
  • State Counsellor: thanks to people
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:15

    State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi expressed thanks to the people for their understanding of the incumbent government, pledging that the one-year-old administration would continue to march on the road to establishing a federal union with eternal peace and introducing a new m...

    [Global New Light of Myanmar]
  • A Chinese-Backed Dam Project Leaves Myanmar in a Bind
    Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15

    AUNG MYIN THA, Myanmar — For six years, Daw Kaw Bu has waited to return to the village she was forced to leave to make way for a dam that has yet to be built.

    “I pray to God to let me work on my own land again,” she said on a recent afternoon, sitting...

    [New York Times]
  • Kofi Annan led Rakhine commission released its interim report
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:15

    Let me make a few introductory remarks on our report.

    First, we should  accept that the nature of the crisis facing Rakhine state has changed due to the attacks of 9 October and the subsequent security operations.

    This has led...

    [Rakhine commission]
  • Tackling Asia's final technology frontier
    Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:15

    YANGON, Myanmar — Honey Mya Win didn't have to look far to discover the tech potential for Myanmar. A 26-year-old former telecom engineer at Huawei, she was directly involved in configuring mobile phone towers and base station controllers that expanded 3G access to the once rec...