USDP Member Khin Shwe Defends His Support for Suu Kyi

Khin Shwe, a distinguished member of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), has disavowed rumors that he is facing expulsion from the party over his support for the opposition in a Nov. 8 general election. Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Friday, Khin Shwe confirmed that he was summoned by party officials for questioning a […]

Myanmar’s army picks its lawmakers in next transition step

Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing nominated military officers to their posts, another step by the army in what has so far surprised many as a remarkably peaceful transition.   YANGON: Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing nominated military officers, who hold a quarter of seats in parliament, to their posts, state media said on […]

Myanmar Lower House requires journalist registration

Myanmar’s Lower House has demanded journalists who want to report on the Parliament beginning its term on February 1 must register at the press council. In a letter dated January 7 to the Myanmar Press Council, it said this is applied with all local and foreign journalists. The Myanmar Press Council (MPC) is asked to […]

NLD wins absolute majority in parliament

Official results posted by the Union Election Commission at noon on Friday showed that with nearly 85 percent of all seats declared from the November 8 elections for the national, state and regional parliaments, the NLD had so far secured 238 seats in the Union lower house and 110 seats in the upper house. Even […]

Myanmar’s upper house passes bill to control inflation

The Burmese parliament’s upper house passed a bill on Friday calling on the government to adopt policies that will control monetary inflation. Upper house representative Myint Kyi, a Yangon MP, submitted the proposal on Friday, and parliamentary members, including the government’s Central Bank deputy-governor Khin Saw Oo, debated it. Khin Saw Oo said that fiscal […]