Myanmar’s religious affairs minister U Aung Ko calls accusations of preferential treatment of Muslims ‘baseless,’ threatens to sue critics.
After five years of attempts, the Chin National Democratic Party and the Chin Progressive Party will create a joint political party.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Chairman of 135 United Patriots says government ‘oppresses’ Ma Ba Tha members and fails to support Buddhism.
Leading laypersons of the ultranationalist Buddhist group will reportedly name the party ‘135 United Patriots.’
The govt issues invites to nine ethnic armed organizations using the term ‘special guests,’ after many groups reject attendance as observers.
The National League for Democracy spokesperson says Burma Army threats over the issue are ‘like being hit by a flower.’
Director-general of the State Counselor’s Office says pursuing punitive action against former govt ministers could damage the democratization process.
Lawmakers said they brought the proposal forward to ask the government how they would address YBS bus drivers’ misconduct.
Members of bill and public accounts committees urge Rangoon govt to investigate billion kyat losses in previous business dealings.
A quick round-up of the latest updated results of the weekend’s by-elections from the Union Election Commission.
Survey of over 12,000 women finds 20 percent have suffered from physical, sexual or psychological abuse.
Outspoken lawmakers urge the Rangoon regional government not to continue city expansion without what they referred to as a ‘proper’ business plan.
Critics highlight some of the NLD government’s unpopular policies that could cost the party votes in the April 1 by-elections.
The current government is reviewing 60 out of 101 MoUs signed between the previous government and international investors.