This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the reasons the government has yet to convene the National Defense and Security Council, and the implications for the country.
As insurgent threats mount, the military’s calls for a top-level security meeting grow louder.
A Myanmar military spokesperson claims the NLD government is stifling political dialogue by refusing to convene the National Defense and Security Council.
On this day in 1947, the Union Parliament elected Shan Saopha Sao Shwe Thaik and U Nu as Myanmar’s first president and prime minister.
Military MPs, parliamentary allies propose charter changes that would allow the NDSC, which is already dominated by generals, to push for parliamentary dissolution.
To mark the 31st anniversary of the 1988 coup that would see Myanmar ruled by a military junta for more than two decades, The Irrawaddy revisits this analysis from 2018.
Critics say draft bill seeks to keep Daw Aung San Suu Kyi out of govt if NLD wins another term in next year’s election; proposal covers Union ministers, chief ministers.
A military lawmaker in Myanmar invoked language from previous dictator Sen-Gen Than Shwe to imply the country’s democracy is ‘chaotic’ and dependent on the military.
President says democracy in Myanmar ‘in fledgling stage’ at event to mark International Democracy Day; State Counselor urges all groups to act in the national interest.
The leaders of history’s great struggles didn’t stop to ask themselves the ‘score’ at any given point; they kept their eyes on the prize and never gave up.
Myanmar’s Parliament voted to have charter amendments proposed by military and USDP lawmakers discussed by the amendment committee rather than the full Parliament.
NLD renegade and two members of Rakhine party quit to voice their disapproval with the panel’s process for drafting the amendment bill.
U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi convicted of defamation over Facebook posts questioning military’s role in politics; he has liver cancer, as well as heart and kidney problems.
Demonstrating a shaky grasp of the law, U Zaw Myint Maung insists the press is wrong to claim it plays a key role in Myanmar’s democracy.
Military-appointed and USDP lawmakers renewed their opposition to the Charter Amendment Committee, a means of amending Myanmar’s Constitution created by the NLD.