A military MP on Monday challenged the constitutionality of the Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Cases, a body led by Shwe Mann, the former parliamentary speaker…
The military later dropped the lawsuit after the 7Day issued an apology in government newspapers.
As the USDP leadership calls for greater unity, more than half the party’s central committee members say an emergency meeting is needed to discuss a recent purge.
In a post on his Facebook page, Shwe Mann said that the move by the party’s current leadership would not deter him from engaging in active public service.
The new parliament’s lower house on Friday appointed the former lower house and union speaker as the chairperson of the Legal Affairs and Special Issues Assessment Commission.
Mahn Win Khaing, who was elected into the role of upper house speaker, will also serve as the chair of Burma’s bicameral union parliament.