Former parliamentary Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann revealed yesterday that he is keeping a sharp eye on how the government handles the peace process and the ongoing inter-communal troubles in Rakhine State, and said he will not hesitate to release a ... Myanmar Times, 4 weeks ago
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In a surprise shake-up at the top, former president U Thein Sein handed over his Union Solidarity and Development Party leadership role yesterday to U Than Htay, a member of the USDP central executive committee. U Thein Sein, whose party ...Myanmar Times, 1 month ago USDP eyes leadership shuffle as party conference convenes Myanmar Times, 1 month ago
The alleged owner of the Facebook account Kyat Pha Gyi will stand trial today, more than seven months after he was arrested and charged with defamation for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the military commander-in-chief and former president U ...Myanmar Times, 1 month ago
Life on the sidelines is not suiting Myanmar's former ruling party. After months of struggling with its much-diminished political role and watching former opposition lawmakers steer the government, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) ...Today Online, 1 month ago Defeated USDP struggles to reassert itself, prepares to revamp leadership at conference Myanmar Times, 1 month ago
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, 2 months 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 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
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