Myanmar parliament enters democratic era after 54 years

YANGON, Myanmar — After more than five decades of isolation and repressive military rule, Myanmar on Monday swore in hundreds of lawmakers in its first freely elected parliament. The inaugural session marked the start of a new era for Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which has been under army control since 1962. It follows a Nov. 8 election that saw Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San… Read More Myanmar parliament enters democratic era after 54 years

‘Irrawaddy’ suspends Myanmar print edition, goes all-digital

The Irrawaddy is eschewing print completely. Based on financial decisions, editors said the media organisation will be trimming its remaining publication, a weekly Myanmar-language edition. The Irrawaddy’s Myanmar edition is sold by an outdoor vendor in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Aung Htay Hlaing / The Myanmar Times The final ink-and-paper copies will be distributed on January… Read More ‘Irrawaddy’ suspends Myanmar print edition, goes all-digital