"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.
The NLD party representatives are urged to work harder to win the public trust and public support.
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.
Four years ago today, Myanmar lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin. The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.
"What's happening in Myanmar is a terrible tragedy, and we need to do more," Mark Zuckerberg said.
Former Red Flag communist Chit Hlaing, who worked alongside infamous figures from Myanmar’s past, died on March 24 at age 92.
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
Protesters say resources have not been used to benefit locals and that lawmakers have not listened to their suggestions.
India’s ruling BJP consolidated its position in the northeast after a landslide election victory in Tripura, ending 25 years of communist rule in the state.
The ANC says police have detained about 20 people over Saturday's bomb blasts in the Rakhine State capital and arrested seven, including one of its own members.
While Myanmar seeks to diversify its military suppliers, it will continue to seek diplomatic cover first and foremost from China.