BySwan Ye Htut |Monday, 27 June 2016 An educated population can protect the country as much as its armed forces, the former speaker of parliament told students on June 25. Thura U Shwe Mann, who is now chair of a parliamentary legislative review ... Myanmar Times, 1 month ago
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While the new government has complained their hands are tied with spending patterns set by the previous administration, the chances of a major budgetary overhaul were all but eclipsed by the submission of the amended appropriations bill this week. ...Myanmar Times, 1 day ago
Observers are cautiously parsing two recent events featuring prominent military officers in the hope of reading their implications for national reconciliation and the success of the 21st-century Panglong Conference due to begin next month. The ...Myanmar Times, 2 days ago
Fresh from a stint back in their constituencies, members of parliament have now returned to Nay Pyi Taw for the second hluttaw session since last November's elections. As the new session opens today, they face a range of issues, starting with a ...Myanmar Times, 3 days ago
As a former legal advisor to the now ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), lawyer Ko Ni has played a prominent role in helping to shape legislation to address a variety of issues. In 2013, he proposed a new law to deal with the growing problem ...DVB, 6 days ago
Yesterday's commemoration of the 69th anniversary of Martyrs Day was marked by a series of firsts: the first observed under the new government, the first attended by the commander-in-chief and the first held at the newly upgraded Martyrs Mausoleum .Myanmar Times, 1 week ago
After its first 100 days, what does the government intend to do, and how much has it already done? With the NLD holding a majority in both houses of parliament, some observers expected more immediate action and reform. Photo: EPA There has ...Myanmar Times, 1 week ago
The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged Myanmar's political leaders, including State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to publicly denounce and prosecute acts of religious violence against minority Muslims. The ...Myanmar Times, 3 weeks ago Politics, Government and Governance - Burma/Myanmar - general studies Online Burma Library, 1 month ago
Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! The Burma Army recently filed a lawsuit against 7 Day newspaper over a news story. But, the army dropped the lawsuit this morning after negotiations. Well discuss how the Myanmar Press Council (MPC) can ...Irrawaddy, 3 weeks ago
After a report suggested a lawsuit against a local news outlet has been retracted, Yangon police told The Myanmar Times that the case would have to proceed to court as a matter of procedure. On June 25, Lieutenant Colonel Lin Tun of the Yangon ...Myanmar Times, 4 weeks ago Military files lawsuit against local paper Myanmar Times, 1 month ago
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