A crowd met the state counselor in Myeik with signs urging her to sack the local chief minister and regional NLD chief, who they accuse of corruption and nepotism.
The Irrawaddy discusses the NLD's proposal to form a committee to draft amendments to Myanmar's undemocratic Constitution and the prospects for genuine reform.
Will the military abide by U Than Shwe’s pledge to allow reform after ‘a few years’ of the party’s rule?
Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
Police warn organizers they could face action over ‘illegal’ protest; rally leaders say they obtained permission
The Irrawaddy breaks down the constitutional reform committee's path to approval in graphics and numbers.
Nearly 67 percent of lawmakers voted to form the committee, which will be chaired by Parliament Deputy Speaker U Tun Tun Hein.
Of the 30 lawmakers who joined Tuesday's debate on whether to form the committee, only five — all from the military-backed USDP — objected.
The talks aim to pave the way for formal talks in Naypyitaw, but the extent to which the groups can push forward in negotiating their demands remains to be seen.
The UEC will publish the proposed party’s basic information in state newspapers and if no one objects to the name, emblem or flag, the Union Betterment Party will be registered.
If Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative is truly based on mutual respect, then neither China nor the NLD need fear a popular vote on the controversial dam.
The Irrawaddy interviews U Aung Kyi Nyunt, the NLD lawmaker who proposed in Parliament this week for a committee to be formed to work on changing the troublesome 2008 Constitution.
Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said the Constitution, which gives the military veto power over any changes, should be amended "when it is necessary."
The state counselor said the NLD adviser and the taxi driver shot dead trying to catch his killer were "role models" in Myanmar's struggle for truth and justice.
Tense scenes inside Parliament as military lawmakers challenge Speaker over legality of move