Proposed ferry purchase and construction of courthouse and police HQ canceled after President urges development spending; some see Union intervention in Yangon budget.
Successor organization to Ma Ba Tha accuses govt of failing the ‘country, race and religion’; ruling party spokesman says voters won’t be swayed by religious extremism.
Shah Ali Farhad says Dhaka is concerned that links between NLD and Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League have suffered since Rohingya crisis began in 2017.
Offering comes amid a vocal campaign by the group, which includes denouncing the govt over sedition case against firebrand fugitive monk U Wirathu.
This week, Dateline and guests discuss the 2020 elections, ethnic parties and the NLD.
Proposals to be submitted to Parliament next month; report recommends articles be repealed, amended, expanded or retained.
NLD candidate Sai Pan Hsai remains Shan State Ethnic Affairs Minister for Mandalay Region after the UEC dismisses election complaints from SNLD challenger Nan Htwe Hmone.
The opposition party acquired its assets legally, its spokesperson responded to critics that accuse it of being a “party of thieves.”
Maj-Gen. Htun Myat Naing denies links to ARSA, says he doesn’t underestimate the abilities of the Tatmadaw. He welcomes China’s role as peace broker, and foreign investment if it
Political analysts are calling a May 23 collaboration between the military and the USDP that offered free medical services an inappropriate political partnership.
As State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits Prague this week, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview with Karel Schwarzenberg, a former Czech foreign minister, from 2014.
A candidate who lost out to the vice mayor has complained that he was ineligible to stand for election having been convicted of offences related to public morals.
This is the second move by USDP and military lawmakers to have their own amendment bill considered by Parliament in parallel with the NLD’s constitutional amendment efforts.
The Arakan National Party’s previous chairperson, U Aye Maung is serving a 20-year prison sentence for remarks he made at a public event in 2018.
The future political power of the Thai military junta that seized control of the country in a 2014 coup now hinges on its ability to form a slim majority coalition.