Officials with Myanmar’s election commission have said hate speech, fake news and misinformation can hurt the country’s prospects for a fair election later this year.
The Irrawaddy talks with writer U Kyaw Win and member of Parliament Ma Zin Mar Aung about the challenges facing Myanmar in 2020, from the Constitution to the election.
The Myanmar government has asked current and former citizens abroad to lend their expertise and participation to support peacebuilding and development of a federal Union.
The Constitution Amendment Committee has finished reviewing proposed changes, moving the amendment process one step closer to submitting two bills to Parliament.
Former president U Thein Sein has told supporters to use their votes in the 2020 election to protect Myanmar and its military against foreign threats.
A watchdog has warned Yangon officials it will take legal action if lawmakers aren’t given access to the auditor-general’s report on regional government spending.
The Irrawaddy talks to Hnin Hnin Hmwe of the Democratic Party for a New Society and advocate Kyee Myint about police reform and a recent blunder in the Victoria rape case.
National League for Democracy Vice Chairman U Zaw Myint Maung has said that the new committee is part of the party’s strategy for the 2020 general election.
On this day in 1941, Gen. Aung San led the 30 Comrades in establishing the Burma Independence Army, which would throw off colonial and fascist rule.
A new civil society report says members of Parliament have sued 37 civilians for voicing criticisms since the National League for Democracy came to power in March 2016.
Over 1,000 garment workers protested in Ayeyarwady Region Sunday, calling on a regional labor minister to resign as they continue a strike for better pay and conditions.
Military MPs have filed a formal complaint over the Charter Amendment Committee, saying it is no longer representative of Parliament and accusing the NLD of ‘tyranny’.
During her visit to Manaung Island on Thursday to attend the opening of a solar power plant, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with local residents and politicians.
As the National League for Democracy government pushes economic reform, The Irrawaddy looks at events that defined Myanmar’s economy in 2019 and its prospects for growth.
Two lawmakers from the Union Solidarity and Development Party have withdrawn from the committee in protest at its process for drafting a constitutional amendment bill.