Myanmar lawmakers debate proposals to curb military political power

Proposed charter changes debated by Lawmakers

Myanmar MPs have begun debating potential changes to the country’s 2008 Constitution, despite objections from military representatives in parliament. According to a Reuters report, the debate comes after a committee tasked with reviewing the charte
NLD among four parties seeking new national flag

NLD among parties calling for new national flag

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is one of four political parties that has called for a new national flag. This is proposed as part of suggested changes to the 2008 Constitution, according to an article in Frontier. Separate proposals f
Parliament’s Constitution Amendment Panel Completes Review of Charter

Constitution amendment committee completes review

The Charter Amendment Committee, tasked with reviewing potential changes to Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution has completed its study. A report will be submitted to the parliament next month, according to an article in The Irrawaddy. Committee secretary
USDP Lawmaker Proposes Abolishing Charter Amendment Committee

USDP MP against constitutional amendment committee

An MP of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has criticised a committee formed to assess if the 2008 Constitution can be amended. According to a report in The Irrawaddy, during a debate in parliament on the issue, U Thaung Aye said that
Amendments Should Not Harm Essence of Constitution, Military Warns

Constitutional amendments warned by military

Senior figures from the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, have held a press conference in Yangon. They said that plans to amend the constitution risk “breaching constitutional rules” and warned against amendments that would “harm the ess
Death sentence for two killers of lawyer U Ko Ni

Death sentence given to killers of lawyer U Ko Ni

Two of four defendants implicated in the killing of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni were sentenced to death. Ko Ni, a constitutional expert and legal adviser to the NLD, was gunned down at Yangon International Airport on January 29, 2017. He was also one of