Army reports first COVID-19 cases

The military announced the first COVID-19 case among its soldiers, followed by the announcement that two officers training in Russia had also tested positive for the disease. The soldier is currently receiving treatment in Nay Pyi Taw and is in stabl

Military drops charges against journalists

The Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) will no longer pursue controversial defamation charges against international news agency Reuters and the Irrawaddy News. The Myanmar Press Council announced that the military has abandoned its plan to sue Reuters and an Ir

Parliament rejects constitutional amendments

With support from the military bloc, the Union Parliament struck down proposed amendments Tuesday to the 2008 constitution that would have limited the military’s role in politics. The proposed amendments were written by the NLD-backed Charter A

Parliament to vote on constitutional amendments

Parliament will vote next week on proposed amendments to the 2008 constitution, a long-awaited vote that has met fierce opposition and support on each sides. The proposed amendments were written by the Charter Amendment Committee, which recommended 1

How a genocide ruling would affect Myanmar business

Next week, on January 23, the International Court of Justice will announce its ruling on whether or not Myanmar is guilty of genocide. The charges were leveled by the Gambia with a request for “provisional measures” to halt and rectify al

Western Union latest to cut ties to Military

Money transfer giant Western Union announced that it is cutting ties with the military-owned Myawaddy Bank, becoming the latest foreign company to heed the United Nations’s advice and sever business ties with the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw). In an