Party’s Central Executive Committee finds that L Phaung Sho’s use of Catholic church land violated its internal rules.
The new party states that it will forge alliances in hopes of forming a coalition government in 2020.
The junta last month ordered the Election Commission to investigate whether Thaksin is still controlling the popular Puea Thai Party from exile abroad, and possibly disband it.
NLD lawmakers and others have opened scores of legal cases under Article 66 (d) since the law was changed after a public outcry in 2017.
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Voters trickled through polling stations in Mandalay. But in Rakhine and Yangon, locals eager to cast their ballots have had to wait in line.
The ruling party has vowed to start delivering on its promises, but it faces a tough fight in ethnic areas and a newly confident USDP in Saturday’s vote
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
A political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn days after the president removed the prime minister and installed a powerful ally of China in his place.
The NLD's main opponent accuses the ruling party of surreptitiously campaigning in ethnic minority areas in the guise of government work.
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
The observers said they witnessed six rallies at which speakers disparaged another group or person based on their race, religion or gender.
Backlash against city government’s targeting of Eleven Media is latest blow to once-popular U Phyo Min Thein’s support.
As Western countries remove support and loosen economic ties with Myanmar, the government appears to be siding up to its eastern allies. Is this a good or bad idea?