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
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.
“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.
The 2019 Schuman Awards went to jailed Kachin community leader Daw Nang Pu, aid worker U Aung Kyaw Moe and lawyer U Robert Sann Aung.
The group has given its first Kachin human rights awards to three Kachin community leaders serving six-month jail sentences over an anti-war protest.
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn
"Even though we don’t use the quota system, we have to push to have more [female] candidates, especially for the general election in 2020," said Daw May Win Myint.
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
International preoccupation with Rakhine means many other grave humanitarian issues in Myanmar are being overlooked
Legislation calls for sanctions on more military leaders over human rights abuses in Rakhine State and encourages reform of the country's murky gemstone industry.