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 bills, backed by 351 members of Parliament will be discussed in the upcoming parliamentary session, but they are likely to face a military veto.
The Constitution Amendment Committee has finished reviewing proposed changes, moving the amendment process one step closer to submitting two bills to Parliament.
Yangon auditor-general’s report on the regional government’s FY2017-18 spending reveals lost revenue, failure to collect fines and tax evasion, among other irregularities.
In this election year, we must be honest about the scope of the challenges that Myanmar faces, but let’s also continue to hope for progress toward peace and prosperity.
A new civil society report says members of Parliament have sued 37 civilians for voicing criticisms since the National League for Democracy came to power in March 2016.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP concedes defeat in Jharkhand state election amid a deadly wave of protests against a new citizenship law deemed anti-Muslim.
Military MPs have filed a formal complaint over the Charter Amendment Committee, saying it is no longer representative of Parliament and accusing the NLD of ‘tyranny’.
Indian PM Modi denies citizenship law is anti-Muslim, leads rally in New Delhi as opposition protests turn deadly.
Myanmar’s Upper House in Naypyitaw has approved regulations for Chinese-run banana plantations that are blamed for damaging the environment and causing social disharmony.
Myanmar Parliament will be able to vote on legislation to amend the Constitution before its current term ends, Speaker says.
Union Parliament Speaker cautions military, USDP lawmakers over ‘insulting’ remarks on charter-change bill, removes their comments from parliamentary record.
On this day in 1932, Myanmar’s first female senator was elected. Daw Hnin Mya supported General Aung San in his quest for independence and worked for women’s rights.