UEC threatens parties spreading espionage rumors

A group of opposition parties have spoken out against a threat by the Union Election Commission (UEC) to disqualify those who criticize it for accepting equipment from a foreign aid organization. Twenty political parties, including the military-backe
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
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
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.
USDP expects to win half the seats in November-by-elections

USDP confident of by-election success

The military-linked Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has said it is confident of winning at least half of the 10 seats it is competing in next month’s by-election. There will be 13 seats available in the poll, due to take place on Nove