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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…)

The Lower House is planning to adjust a Myanmar gems bill to remove total government control over the lucrative gems industry. (more…)

There has been widespread criticism of Information Ministry’s announcement to charge Myanmar Thandawhsint (Herald) journal with tarnishing the reputation of the President. (more…)

Aung Thaung, the chairman of Lower House’s MPs, Banks and Financial Development Committee, the former minister for Industry-1, was blacklisted by the United States on October 31. (more…)

The government plans to spend more than K280 billion on development projects aimed at providing infrastructure and creating job opportunities for displaced victims of conflict after they return home, Deputy Border Affairs Minister Major-General Tin Aung Chit told parliament on October 29. (more…)

Burma’s President Thein Sein announced plans on Wednesday to hold a meeting between representatives of the government, parliament, military and political parties. (more…)

Draft by-laws for the News Media Law will require government ministries to reply to media enquiries within 24 hours and take action against staff who do not respond in time, a senior Myanmar Press Council (Interim) official says. (more…)

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