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.
Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
The Irrawaddy discusses the NLD's proposal to form a committee to draft amendments to Myanmar's undemocratic Constitution and the prospects for genuine reform.
Will the military abide by U Than Shwe’s pledge to allow reform after ‘a few years’ of the party’s rule?
Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
Following 10 fresh arrests of protesters in Loikaw, a Karenni State lawmaker had urged for discussion and understanding.
Ruling party proposed forming a committee so that no side would lose face, NLD lawmaker says.
The Irrawaddy breaks down the constitutional reform committee's path to approval in graphics and numbers.
The UEC will publish the proposed party’s basic information in state newspapers and if no one objects to the name, emblem or flag, the Union Betterment Party will be registered.
36 lawmakers scheduled to take part, but not a single military appointee is among them
About 40 people set up camp in front of the NLD's office in Loikaw on Saturday after police broke up their protest near the statue the day before, according to one protester.
The Irrawaddy interviews U Aung Kyi Nyunt, the NLD lawmaker who proposed in Parliament this week for a committee to be formed to work on changing the troublesome 2008 Constitution.
Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said the Constitution, which gives the military veto power over any changes, should be amended "when it is necessary."
Former military strongman U Shwe Mann will form a new political with a view to reinforcing the civilian government led by State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Kayah State government was ignoring a promise it made last year not to erect the statue without the approval of locals, an activist and a party official said.