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
Myanmar Ruling Party Suspends Chief Research Officer for ‘Overstepping Authority’

NLD suspends senior party member

The National League for Democracy (NLD) has suspended a high-ranking party member for rules violations. U Myo Yan Naung Thein, secretary of the Central Committee for Research and Strategic Study was put on suspension for undisclosed infractions, U Ny
Myanmar Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendment Committee Report

Charter report approved by Myanmar parliament

Myanmar’s Union Parliament voted Friday to approve a report by its Charter Amendment Committee. It recommended more than 3700 changes to the country’s constitution. The vote will allow parliament to begin drafting constitutional amendment
NLD Dominates Yangon Municipal Election

Municipal poll in Yangon dominated by NLD

Candidates representing the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) performed the best in the Yangon municipal election. The poll was held on March 31, in which NLD won 89 of the 105 seats available. According to a report in The Irrawaddy, a total
Shwe Mann forms party ahead of 2020 election

New political party to be formed by U Shwe Mann

Thura U Shwe Mann has announced that he is forming a new political party that intends to “work with the people”. The official name of the new party will be the Union Betterment Party. It plans to build a federal union and develop the economy.
NLD faces stiff opposition from military MPs over charter amendment proposal

Proposal to change constitution faces opposition

A parliamentarian from the National League for Democracy (NLD) has put forward a proposal to put together a parliamentary committee that shall work on preparing changes to the 2008 Constitution. The move has already seen strong opposition from milita