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.
A look at those articles of the Constitution the NLD is most likely to target for amendment first—and why.
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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.
"If those parties and that institution do not submit name lists, we can exclude them.... But we won’t do that,” NLD lawmaker U Myat Nyana Soe said.
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.
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.
Police warn organizers they could face action over ‘illegal’ protest; rally leaders say they obtained permission
The Irrawaddy breaks down the constitutional reform committee's path to approval in graphics and numbers.
Nearly 67 percent of lawmakers voted to form the committee, which will be chaired by Parliament Deputy Speaker U Tun Tun Hein.
Of the 30 lawmakers who joined Tuesday's debate on whether to form the committee, only five — all from the military-backed USDP — objected.