The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Opposition lawmakers, the military and officials of the former government have had plenty to say about the NLD’s move to begin charter change.
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“Because our country is in a strategic position, it could become a battleground if a wrong position is taken. It is necessary to be aware of this,” Brig. Gen. Maung Maung said.
USDP and military representatives in Parliament have opposed the proportional breakdown of the proposed committee for amending Myanmar’s disputed Constitution.
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.
Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
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.
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.
With a verdict due soon for the prominent lawyer's accused assassins, The Irrawaddy reviews the most controversial moments of Myanmar's most high-profile case in recent history.
Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
Rumors and questions around the death of U Ko Ni continue to run rampant as the authorities fail to bring his killers to justice.
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
Kachin organizations have reacted with disbelief to the news of the resignations which, they say, they do not follow official procedures and thus sew distrust in the government.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the Chinese Embassy’s controversial recent statement about the dam, and the government’s worrying silence on the project’s future