The NLD’s Bago chief minister, U Win Thein, has offended teachers by quipping that villagers should try to marry them to make them stay.
This week, The Irrawaddy joins a poll monitor and a political party official to discuss the UEC’s partiality, identity politics and other factors in next year’s vote.
USDP says ruling party jumping the gun on 2020 vote after images of campaign stickers featuring State Counselor surface online; NLD says stickers are unauthorized.
As insurgent threats mount, the military’s calls for a top-level security meeting grow louder.
The chief of the newly formed Kachin State People’s Party, Dr. Manam Tu Ja, says next year’s election could bring sweeping federal reforms and a chance of real peace.
Ethnic leaders say the ruling party’s new Ethnic Affairs Committee is evidence that the NLD would rather compete for votes than cooperate with ethnic parties.
Under the 2008 Constitution, if the USDP and its allies win 26 percent of Parliament seats, the army chief could become president without even running for office.
Military MPs, parliamentary allies propose charter changes that would allow the NDSC, which is already dominated by generals, to push for parliamentary dissolution.
A former army captain has demanded freedom of speech and for generals to obey the government after being jailed in Yangon for speaking out.
In the NLD’s latest legal action against a critic, the ruling party’s office in Maubin Township hits cartoonist ‘Ahtee’ with a defamation lawsuit under Article 66(d).
Rev. Hkalam Samson of the Kachin Baptist Convention says leaders talk about peace but they benefit too much from war.
The National League for Democracy in Mandalay has sued two Facebook users for allegedly defaming the regional chief minister, U Zaw Myint Maung.
Former information minister U Ye Htut says access to information and state relations with the media have failed to improve under current minister.
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.