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The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved a proposal to hold six-party talks aimed at solving the country’s political problems. (more…)

A bill for the amendment of Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution will be drawn up over the parliamentary break and submitted to the 12th session of the Hluttaw in January 2015, said U Nanda Kyaw Swa, deputy speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw. (more…)

Burma’s Upper House on Monday approved a proposal to adopt a Proportional Representation (PR) voting system in all states and divisions for the election of Upper House lawmakers, a controversial decision opposed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. (more…)

Burma’s Union Parliament passed an urgent proposal on Tuesday calling for a six-member roundtable meeting about constitutional reform. (more…)

Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told ethnic delegates at the Sibin guest house in Nay Pyi Taw on November 24, that her demand for quadripartite dialogue is not an attempt to leave ethnic groups out of the political process. (more…)

Members of Burma’s Interim Press Council met with senior military officials for the second time on Sunday, stating their concerns about the media’s lack of access to information from military sources. (more…)

The Myanmar Press Council (Interim) was scheduled to meet the Ministry of Defence over the weekend to discuss the military’s plan to disseminate information to journalists. (more…)

The national parliament has approved a massive increase in funding for security on the border between Rakhine State and Bangladesh, amid growing concerns about insurgent and possibly terrorist activity in the area. (more…)

Myanmar military MPs cited a lack of peace in the country as a reason not to amend Section 436 of the military-written 2008 Constitution that requires 75 percent of a parliamentary vote to push through any changes. (more…)

In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Burmese Service, Myanmar President Thein Sein called allegations that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing alleged torture in Rakhine state “a media fabrication.” (more…)

Burma’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that will increase MPs’ salaries. (more…)

Government efforts to conduct a survey on laborers’ socioeconomic conditions and set a daily minimum wage have been delayed for more than a year and a half, even as salaries for lawmakers and civil servants are once again due to increase. (more…)

In the wake of parliamentary Speaker Shwe Mann’s declaration on Tuesday that constitutional changes would have to wait until after a new government is sworn in in 2016, lawmakers his week are questioning Naypyidaw’s reformist credentials anew. (more…)

Myanmar’s influential parliament speaker said Tuesday that any changes to the military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president will not take effect before next year’s election. (more…)

Standing next to Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the law barring her from becoming president “doesn’t make much sense”. (more…)

On November 12 Myanmar welcomes its biggest gathering of global leaders since the start of reforms which have seen it shed pariah status despite deepening worries over the direction of its transition from decades of junta rule. (more…)

Burma’s bicameral parliament unanimously passed an emergency proposal on Wednesday to increase the salaries of civil servants. (more…)

The Burmese parliament’s upper house has finished compiling a report on the targeted attacks and killings of Burmese migrant workers in Malaysia, and said it is planning to send the report to the Malaysian parliament. (more…)

The opposition National League for Democracy is not involved in the scandal involving MP U Aung Thaung being blacklisted by the US Treasury Department, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told Mizzima on November 10. (more…)

Myanmar’s Parliament on Monday denounced the U.S. blacklisting of a ruling party lawmaker and said the decision could adversely affect bilateral relations. (more…)

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