Elections will not be postponed

The Union Election Commission (UEC) rejected a request to postpone the upcoming elections due to the new wave of COVID-19 infections. The request was brought by a group of opposition parties led by the Union Solidarity and Development Party, the chie

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

ICJ orders Myanmar to prevent Genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favor of the Gambia, finding Myanmar had “caused irreparable damage to the rights of the Rohingya”. The court ordered Myanmar to take measures to protect the Rohingya from genocide. Th

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
Parliament approves merger of ministries of Industry and of Planning and Finance

Parliament approves merger of ministries of Industry and of Planning and Finance

In a divisive vote between USDP and NLDP, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved the merger of the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and the Ministry of Planning and Finance on Tuesday. Initiated by the NLDP, the bill faced the opposition of the USDP, which ha