The bills are backed by more than half of all lawmakers, except military MPs and their allies. The men in uniform complain the drafts don't represent their views.
The National League for Democracy has revoked the party membership of a Yangon lawmaker who has been critical of the regional government’s policies and performance.
Former Union president and current USDP chairman U Thein Sein will campaign for the opposition party ahead of this year’s election, a party spokesman said.
The memoirs of two senior figures in Myanmar’s ex-military government shed light on the junta’s machinations, and expose the cracks in the monolithic image it projected.
The bills, backed by 351 members of Parliament will be discussed in the upcoming parliamentary session, but they are likely to face a military veto.
Citing auditor-general’s report, MPs have accused the government of corruption and breaching expenditure regulations.
NLD parliamentarian U Whei Tin has been released by the Arakan Army, which claimed he was spying for Myanmar’s army.
With their refusal to endorse the parliamentary charter change committee’s bills, it remains to be seen how military MPs will respond when they are sent to Parliament.
China and Myanmar capped President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit by signing 33 agreements, including many to advance Beijing’s BRI projects in the country.
The Irrawaddy talks with writer U Kyaw Win and member of Parliament Ma Zin Mar Aung about the challenges facing Myanmar in 2020, from the Constitution to the election.
The Constitution Amendment Committee has finished reviewing proposed changes, moving the amendment process one step closer to submitting two bills to Parliament.
Commerce Minister Dr. Than Myint has denied claims the government’s decision to issue officials permits to import cars tax-free was politically motivated.
The Supreme Court has rejected prosecutors’ appeal for heavier sentences for two men jailed in the U Ko Ni murder case, while upholding the death sentences of two others.
Freedom of expression advocates at Athan have demanded that Myanmar’s military drop all lawsuits against critics and respect media rights.
The New Mon State Party has criticized the National League for Democracy for failing to bring peace, amend the Constitution or advance federalism and ethnic equality.