Shwe Mann will oversee the commission that provides support to committees in Myanmar’s parliament as they work on legislation.
The outgoing speaker of parliament says the November elections that brought to power a new government led by the opposition party were the ‘people’s victory.’
He urges the country's political parties to work together with the incoming government led by the opposition National League for Democracy party.
U Gambira is arrested in Mandalay after traveling back to Myanmar for a passport
The list includes two major generals and a brigadier general, the son-in-law of former junta chief Than Shwe.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants President Thein Sein to free the detainees before the opposition party assumes power.
Parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann says words that ‘damage the dignity’ of the military should be avoided.
Villagers continue to apply pressure on Letpadaung mine owners as they seek compensation.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi sees hard work ahead forging peace, building the economy and improving Myanmar's media environment.
Unregulated operations heighten risks while mining companies fear greater scrutiny under a new government.
She invites separatist ethnic groups to join with others already laying down their arms in decades-long wars.
Hostilities between government troops and the Arakan Army continue to escalate in the western part of the country.
Civic groups say meaningful ceasefire requires halt to fighting and a more inclusive line-up of ethnic armies.
Incoming lawmakers will undergo training on parliamentary procedure before taking their seats in the legislature.
A January peace conference will meanwhile be led by the outgoing administration, with the NLD one of several invited groups.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi discusses media reform, transparency and government reorganization.
Government lawyers say they will look for conflicting evidence, witness testimonies, in the widely criticized case.