NLD considers religious harmony law

A Law to protect religious harmony is being considered by the new government following failed attempts to pass such a bill in the previous parliament, which instead enacted controversial legislation seen as undermining religious freedoms. Activists leading an interfaith walk in Yangon last weekend are facing criminal charges.(Aung Myin Ye Zaw / The Myanmar Times)Activists […]

NLD could draft new constitution

The National League for Democracy may scrap efforts to amend the constitution and instead seek to write a new charter, a legal adviser to the party has revealed. Lawyer U Ko Ni said it was now clear that the party was “wasting time” trying to amend the current constitution, as the military holds veto powers […]

Guest registration changes tipped to win NLD ‘goodwill’

“Midnight inspections” – raids on the homes of suspected dissidents and opponents of the former regime – could be a thing of the past. But observers have warned that the proposal by the National League for Democracy to scrap this practice would leave many other repressive laws in place. On March 21, the NLD proposed abolishing the […]