Latest posts by The Irrawaddy
"I hate the dictatorship. I already suffered from it when I was young. I was frightened and would hide in my house if I heard people speaking Burmese."
"I humbly ask international readers to make an effort to understand the current situation. And the first step in doing that is to use the correct terms for the military."
"We need international support to increase that momentum. We can end the suffering if the military faces domestic and international pressure."
"I know my strength is not [in military activities] . . . I see myself as a pillar to help the revolution be victorious."
For Myanmar's citizens, General Min Aung Hlaing's birthday on July 3 was an occasion to vent anger over the February 1 coup and the military's deadly response to anti-coup resistance.
In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.
"The soldiers we saw when we were young were loved by the people. But what they are doing now is just opposite of what I believe and ... want to be."
"These shooting[s] are totally unacceptable. They are not dispersing the protests. They are just murdering the people with violence."
“If we don’t resist out of fear, we would be enslaved by them. I believe others will move the protest ahead even if I am taken down.”
Several election-related incidents of intimidation and physical attacks were reported in many townships ahead of the November 8 election.
Devastated hilltop in Myanmar’s jade mining region remains home for scores of families despite danger
Despite the danger of further landslides, 77 families remain, saying they cannot afford to relocate.
"Since my workplace was closed, I don’t have much money left, I don’t know where to find work. I live in a construction camp with my 4-year-old son."
"Thousands of social media users made a group and a network to serve as watchdogs for fake news on social media."
"The majority of the people are worried about losing their homes, farmlands and water resources. Some people voiced concerns about losing natural resources and heritage places."
The Guiding Star newspaper, an important news source for ethnic Mon, is struggling to keep its doors open as news goes digital and as its audience of Mon-language speakers declines.
"The military are the government’s staff. If they are doing wrong, citizens have a right to point it out. Citizens have a right to speak out,”
Myanmar's wild elephants are under serious threat from poaching, with elephants being killed at the alarming rate of one a week.
Meet Ko Pho La, a bamboo shoot harvester living in Kyee Bin Village in Irrawaddy Region.
"Government newspapers said over 300 died in the crackdown but independent sources estimated that the actual figure was ten times that."
Despite its location on the Myanmar side of the border, on a stroll around the town, you may believe you’re in China.
"Most of the plantations have Chinese backing and are accused of stealing land, damaging the environment and violating their workers’ labor rights."