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2015 Burma Elections (67 found)

Statement on Current Government’s Election and the Fighting in Ethnic Regions

We the people do not believe the election that is being held on the 8th November 2015 will be peaceful and without trouble. This election should be held without any threat of violence. We need to have a free and fair election […]

November 1, 2015  •  By Arakan National Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Voter Disenfranchisement Rife as Millions Unable to Vote

Myanmar nationals camp outside the Myanmar embassy as they wait for polling stations to open for advance voting in SingaporeThe process of advanced voting in Burma has begun amid much confusion and contradiction. According to The Myanmar Times, election commission officials have offered countering details regarding the timeline of the advanced voting and foreign observers have reported being unaware that the process had even begun […]

October 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Rights Commission Calls For Political Prisoner Amnesty Before Elections

Myanmar’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on President Thein Sein to free all political prisoners and students jailed earlier this year for a peaceful demonstration ahead of general elections, highlighting a shortcoming in the country’s democratization process as it heads into all-inclusive polls on Nov. 8 […]

October 28, 2015  •  By RFA  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Releases Latest Statement on Myanmar’s Pre-Election Activities

ATLANTA — The Carter Center today released its latest statement on Myanmar’s pre-election activities, making recommendations to help ensure a democratic process in the days to come […]

October 27, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Myanmar Approaches Historic Election, New Report Reveals Secret Jade Trade is Worth up to US$31 billion, and Controlled by Military Elites and Drug Lords

Myanmar’s vast jade trade is being secretly controlled by networks of military elites, drug lords and crony companies associated with the darkest days of junta rule, an explosive 12-month investigation by Global Witness reveals today […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Election Must Show Commitment to Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding democratic elections in Burma […]

October 22, 2015  •  By US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Interfaith for Children (MIC) Statement

We, religious leaders from Myanmar Interfaith for children (MIC), representing the Buddhist, Christian, Islam and Hindu, call on the public and political parties to take the opportunity of the Myanmar’s historic 2015 election to make new commitments for every child in the country. What we are able to do for them now, will have a marked effect on their future since one-third of our population is made up of children […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Myanmar Interfaith for Children  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Politically Motivated Charges Against Activist

(October 21,2015, Yangon) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately release from prison and drop all charges against activist Myat Nu Khaing, Civil Rights Defenders said today […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Civil Rights Defenders  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤