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Posts Tagged ‘Military Dictatorship’ (12 found)

NLD-led Government Must Abide by UN Ruling to Release Lahpai Gam

Burma Campaign UK today called for the NLD-led government to abide by the United Nations ruling that Lahpai Gam is detained illegally and release him immediately […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for a Fresh Start for Genuine Peace

military Irrawaddy 19 jan 2016Between 12-16 January, 2015, the ‘Union Peace Conference’ was held with over 700 representatives of the Burma Government, signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), Members of Parliament, political parties and other invitees in Naypyidaw […]

January 20, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

Statement by Kawthoolei Armed Forces on signing NCA

Our First Karen President in history never signed to be a part of Burma, or a part of a Union to gain the Independence of Burma from the British. (Neither did the Arakan, Mon or Karenni) […]

October 16, 2015  •  By Kawthoolei Armed Forces  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

(၅၃) နွစ္ေျမာက္ ၇ ရက္ ဇူလိုင္အထိမ္းအမွတ္ ျမန္မာနိုင္ငံ ေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ားကြန္ဂရက္၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

၇ရက္ ဇူလိုင္ေန႔ဆိုသည္မွာ ဗိုလ္ေနဝင္းစစ္အုပ္စုမွ နိုင္ငံေရးဇာတ္ခံုေပၚတက္လာၿပီးတာနဲ႔ ‘ဓါးဓါးျခင္းလွံလွံျခင္း’ ရင္ဆိုင္ေျဖရွင္းမည္ဟုႀကံဳးဝါးကာ ေက်ာင္းသားထုနွင္႔ျပည္သူမ်ားကိုပစ္ခတ္သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ႔ၿပီး သမိုင္းဝင္(တကသ)အေဆာက္ အဦးကို ဒိုက္နမိုက္ျဖင္႔ၿဖိဳခြဲကာ စစ္အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ရဲ႕ ရက္စက္ယုတ္မာမႈမ်ားကိုေဖာ္ျပသည္႔လိုက္သည့္ သမိုင္းဝင္ေန႔ျဖစ္ သလိုေက်ာင္းသားထုရဲ႕ စစ္အာဏာရွင္တိုက္ဖ်က္ေရးအတြက္ တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ခြပ္ေဒါင္းအလံကို အျမင္႔မားဆံုးလႊင္႔ထူၿပီးျပည္သူ လူထု ကိုေသြးနဲ ႔မိီးေမာင္း ထိုးျပခဲ႔သည္႔ ေန႔လည္းျဖစ္ပါသည္ […]

July 7, 2015  •  By Students & Youth Congress of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

More Steps Needed for Genuine Democracy and Reconciliation in Burma

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) celebrates with the rest of the world the return to freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi, with the end of her house arrest on 13 November. Aung San Suu Kyi is an important symbol not only to the people of Burma, but to all Asians struggling for democracy through peaceful means against military and authoritarian rule. Her steadfastness in struggle, despite the military regime’s attempts to silence and imprison her for 15 of the past 21 years, has been nothing less than inspirational for human rights defenders across the region […]

November 16, 2010  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

23 – 29 August: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

In the latest of the recent series of resignations in the military, reports emerged on Friday that six top military officials resigned from their military posts, possibly including Senior General Than Shwe and his deputy, General Maung Aye. The reports have yet to be confirmed. However, if accurate, Than Shwe would remain the head of state until the end of the 2011 financial year, at which point he is expected to hand over power to the incoming elected government.[…]

August 30, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Emperor’s New Clothes?

In the latest of a series of resignations in the military, reports emerged on Friday that eight top military officials resigned from their military posts, possibly including Senior General Than Shwe and his deputy, General Maung Aye. The reports have yet to be confirmed. However, if accurate, Than Shwe would remain the head of state until the end of the 2011 financial year, at which point he is expected to hand over power to the incoming elected government […]

August 30, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

From Coup d’état to ‘Disciplined Democracy’: The Burmese Regime’s Claims to Legitimacy

Executive Summary

Burma (Myanmar) has experienced continuous military rule for almost half a century. During this time, the armed forces (Tatmadaw) have developed a series of claims aimed to legitimize their continued ruling of the country. Political legitimacy in Burma can be examined historically, through different periods of rule, or by themes and the transitions from one source of legitimacy to another. This paper will blend the historical and thematic as it concentrates on the sources of legitimacy relied upon by the Tatmadaw since it first came to power. In addition, the paper will discuss the foreign perceptions of legitimacy and influences that the international community have had on the regime’s search for legitimacy in recent years[…]

August 6, 2010  •  By Griffith Asia Institute,Stephen McCarthy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤