This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
We present a roundup of The Irrawaddy’s recent coverage of the NLD’s efforts to kick-start constitutional reform, and the forces arrayed against it.
The ruling party may be able to chip away at the military's proxies and business interests. But tinkering with its constitutional privileges may prove a step too far.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
We’ll stop targeting police when EU guarantees force has stopped oppressing Arakanese civilians, group says
The public has endured three years of incompetence and lack of accountability from their state and regional leaders.
Ministers have yet to disburse funds to area’s 10,000 IDPs, despite green light from state parliament
She vows a transparent decision that will be socially, environmentally sustainable, but does not offer a personal view or a timeline.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
Committee members reviewed the first 14 articles of the Constitution, including a clause guaranteeing the military a role in politics, but declined to discuss what was said.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.
While ethnic minority parties want chief ministers elected by local lawmakers, they are concerned that it could end up giving even more power to the military.
The Irrawaddy recently spoke with a number of ethnic politicians and political analysts for their views on the military’s resistance to the NLD’s attempts at constitutional cha
Party seeks to reassure public as military steps up opposition to changes to ‘essence’ of Constitution