NLD holds 396 seats in final count

Final poll numbers show the National League for Democracy clinching 396 seats in the Union Parliament, 138 in the Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw) and 258 in the Lower House (Pyithu Hluttaw). It won six more seats than in 2015. The rival Union Solidarit

NLD candidates kidnapped in Rakhine

An unidentified armed group has kidnapped three Three National League for Democracy candidates in western Rakhine State. The victims are State parliamentarian Min Aung, national lower house MP Ni Ni May Myint, and Chit Chit Chaw, a candidate for the

Parliament approves new Home Affairs minister

Myanmar has appointed a new head of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Parliament approved the appointment of Tatmadaw-nominated Lieutenant General Soe Htut to lead the ministry that oversees the police force, national intelligence, prisons and other area
Myanmar Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendment Committee Report

Army supporters rally as constitution debate rages

Hundreds of nationalists took to the streets of Yangon last Sunday to support the Tatmadaw (Myanmar armed forces) and protest potential constitutional amendments that would limit its power. The demonstration is the latest in a series of protests and

Government announces three-step peace plan

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi outlined a three-part mission statement to revitalize Myanmar’s peace process as conflicts continue to rage in the country’s border regions. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for DemocracyR

NLD to change candidates for 2020 election

The National League for Democracy (NLD) will cut more than half its anticipated candidates for the next election. Monywa Aung Shin, a party spokesperson, told the Myanmar Times that many of the current candidates do not meet the party’s standar