Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s letter of condolence to former dictator U Than Shwe on the loss of his son-in-law has caused a stir, but it should come as no surprise.
This week, Dateline and guests discuss the 2020 elections, ethnic parties and the NLD.
Proposals to be submitted to Parliament next month; report recommends articles be repealed, amended, expanded or retained.
The opposition party acquired its assets legally, its spokesperson responded to critics that accuse it of being a “party of thieves.”
At a joint press conference, the USDP slammed what it described as mishandled presidential pardons for prisoners which brought about country-wide prison riots.
Political analysts are calling a May 23 collaboration between the military and the USDP that offered free medical services an inappropriate political partnership.
The USDP chairperson said his party will bring back a number of security laws abolished by the NLD should it win the 2020 general election.
Election Commission agrees that USDP candidate violated the law ahead of his poll ‘win’ in Seikkan Township last year.
This is the second move by USDP and military lawmakers to have their own amendment bill considered by Parliament in parallel with the NLD’s constitutional amendment efforts.
On this day in 1990 the Myanmar public voted overwhelmingly for the NLD in the country’s first multi-party election in 30 years. Despite its pre-poll promises, the ruling military
Military MP stood in protest to the legislature’s vote for a proposed amendment to Article 261 to be discussed by the Charter-Amendment Panel.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
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.
U Thaung Aye told Parliament that a committee now discussing potential amendments to the Constitution should be abolished because it was in violation of the law.
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.