Category: Legal

Myanmar Army Drops Defamation Cases Against The Irrawaddy, Reuters

Myanmar’s military on Wednesday dropped criminal defamation lawsuits against two news organizations following the intervention of the Myanmar Press Council (MPC), which mediated the cases and requested that they be withdrawn, officials from the body said.

The military had filed …

Posted in Legal March 18, 2020

Myanmar’s Ruling NLD Votes Down Bill on Ethnic Chief Ministers

Myanmar’s ruling party lawmakers on Tuesday rejected an opposition party-sponsored bill to amend the constitution to allow chief ministers in ethnic minority regions to be elected, rather than appointed by the country’s president, legislators said.

Military-appointed and ethnic parliamentarians supported …

Posted in Legal March 17, 2020