Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said the Constitution, which gives the military veto power over any changes, should be amended "when it is necessary."
The NLD’s move to amend the Constitution is a first small step in what will surely be a difficult journey.
Tense scenes inside Parliament as military lawmakers challenge Speaker over legality of move
In his first meeting with reporters since the scandal broke, U San Min Aung said he pocketed none of the money earmarked for vehicle purchases and actually spent some of his own.
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
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“Parliament's International Relations Committee should keep an eye on those issues, and raise objections and make counter-statements as necessary,” Lt. Col. Zaw Tun Oo said.
Union lawmakers complained that they could see no signs of progress on the projects paid for with the $700 million in foreign loans the government paid back over the past year.
Once finished, people will receive better and around-the-clock e-government services covering everything from online payments to visa applications, the communication minister said.
Existing legislation fails to protect against child or forced marriage in the name of tradition, rights advocates say
Administration seeks green light for funding of IT center for centralized e-government project
Offenders face 20 years to life in cases where victim is under 12; critics say age requirement should be raised
Union Parliament lawmakers said that rather than focusing on a waterway and urban heritage, the government should prioritize more pressing urban issues.
The opposition, which regards Mahinda Rajapaksa's administration as illegitimate, said it intends to remove funding for staff salaries and other costs in a vote on Nov. 29.
Increasingly out of touch with voters, the NLD’s failure to tackle economic issues and its own structural problems could force it into alliances with ethnic parties in the next e