The country is only halfway toward the goal of full democracy that was envisioned in 1988.
Seventy-two years ago today, the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League began drafting what would become independent Myanmar’s first constitution.
NLD member’s question removed from list of questions to be asked publicly
The spectacle of a government using the only tool at its disposal to protect journalists—a presidential pardon—is no cause for celebration.
Rights activist and director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi had requested bail, as he suffers from liver cancer.
In Armed Forces Day speech, Tatmadaw deputy chief issues strong warning to AA, urges all ethnic armed groups to come to the negotiating table
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
NLD lawmaker describes proposal to Constitutional amendment committee as ‘unrealistic’
We present a roundup of The Irrawaddy’s recent coverage of the NLD’s efforts to kick-start constitutional reform, and the forces arrayed against it.
The ruling party may be able to chip away at the military's proxies and business interests. But tinkering with its constitutional privileges may prove a step too far.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
A detailed breakdown of the chapters and articles most likely to be targeted for reform by the government
U Ba U served as president from 1952 to 1957. The Cambridge-educated barrister previous served as Supreme Court chief justice and helped draft the first Constitution.
The NLD had no choice but to force the military to engage with constitutional reform in Parliament