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The NLD’s Tun Tun Hein, head of the Lower House’s Bill Committee, spoke with The Irrawaddy about his plans to propose laws within Parliament.

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This week, the panel discusses Burma’s new Parliament and how, going forward, it will handle the country’s important political and ethnic issues.

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Ma Thandar, the widow of murdered journalist Par Gyi, is a newly elected NLD MP and she spoke about her party’s approach in the new Parliament.

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  This week, the panel discusses the prospect of power sharing in the government between the military, the NLD and ethnic parties.

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The Irrawaddy speaks with the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy chairman Khun Htun Oo about the intricacies of building a genuine federal union.

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On this week’s edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, founding Editor Aung Zaw speaks with Kyaw Thu about the role of civil society under the new government.

Burmese-American Eyeing US Senate: ‘I Was Given This Opportunity, So I Am Taking It’ By

The Irrawaddy interviews Joshua Chit Tun via email about his political beliefs, his goals and his connection with Burma.

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Tasneem Roc, an Australian actress who also has ethnic Karen roots, speaks with The Irrawaddy about her career and her connection to Burma.

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This week, the panel discusses how the National League for Democracy (NLD) might handle Burma’s substantial challenges after the government handover in March.

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In the lead-up to the Nobel-Myanmar Literary Festival in January, The Irrawaddy speaks with cartoonist APK about the evolution of the genre.

Tu Ja: Lack of Ethnic MPs is ‘Serious Weakness’ in Parliament By

Despite ethnic political parties’ disappointing election results, the NLD should ensure ethnic politicians are included in decision-making, says Kachin party leader Manam Tu Ja.

NLD Spokesman: ‘Over 10 Party Members Qualified for the Presidency’ By

National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Nyan Win sheds some light on the formation of a new government and its reforms plans.

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The Irrawaddy speaks with Arakan Army Commander-in-Chief Tun Myat Naing about what happened in Kyauktaw and how his views on the peace process.

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This week, the panel discusses what shape Burma’s economic and political landscape might take in 2016, as well as the challenges to come for the NLD.

‘We Do Not Accept the Government’s Clean Coal Technology’ By

Devi Thant Cin of the Myanmar Green Network explains why she opposes planned coal plants and what environmental reforms an NLD government should introduce.   

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘Tensions Are Still Running High’ By

This week, the panel discusses the Koh Tao verdict, which has sparked protests in Rangoon and other towns and could be a thorn in Thai-Burma relations.

Burma’s Muslims Pin Hopes on NLD Government, Says Campaigner By

Yan Naing left the National League for Democracy in the run up to the 2015 elections, but says Muslims still have hope for the party despite their exclusion.

Govt Vows to Continue Support for Convicted Koh Tao Duo By

The Burmese government has vowed to continue assisting migrant workers accused of murdering two British tourists after the pair were sentenced to death in Thailand.

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Shan State Army-South chairman Yawd Serk talks with The Irrawaddy about conflict in southern Shan State and moving Burma’s peace process forward.

Dateline Irrawaddy: ‘The Major Problem with Burma Is That There Is No Rule of Law’ By

This week, lawyer Robert San Aung and the Zaw Thet Htwe of the Myanmar Journalist Union discuss the executive, judicial and legislative challenges awaiting the NLD.



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