Parliament announced that on Wednesday it would elect a new president from the three current vice presidents. U Win Myint is the expected favorite.
U Chit Hlaing, the author of the ideology of the Burma Socialist Program Party, died of natural causes at the age of 92 in Yangon on Saturday.
Border Guard Force reportedly involved in thriving black market in vehicles from Thailand.
“She said she was old and would like to retire as a way of giving her party members friendly encouragement to work harder,” said NLD lawmaker U Nay Myo Tun.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
U T Khun Myat’s rise to the position of deputy speaker raises number of possibly worrying questions
The widely expected cabinet reshuffle has serious implications for the government, the economy and the peace process.
Annual US Embassy award recognizes women working on behalf of disadvantaged groups
The senior NLD member won the Lower House ballot Friday afternoon, easily defeating USDP candidate U Thaung Aye and paving the way for a vote on the next president.
A man who admitted to raping and killing a 2-year-old girl was given the death penalty in a Pyin Oo Lwin district court.
Having stepped down as president before serving his full term and without citing ill health, U Htin Kyaw is leaving the country's top job without a pension or gratuity.
Some 30 people threw stones at Muslim homes in the Irrawaddy Region. Property was damaged but no one was injured.
Booths from Myanmar, Thailand, HK, Germany and India expected at show from March 30-April 2.
The NLD elected independent lawmaker and ex-militia leader U T Khun Myat as the new speaker of the Lower House, after U Win Myint’s resignation yesterday.
Two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret govt papers appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday.