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Posts Tagged ‘National League for Democracy (NLD)’ (8 found)

Five Years Since Fighting Renewed in Kachin State and Still No Relief in Sight

Kachin IDPs1On 9 June, 2016, 130 global solidarity groups banded together to draw attention to the fifth anniversary of renewed armed conflict in Kachin State and the end of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

June 15, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ ရခိုင္ခရီးစဥ္ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ေသာ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ကြဲျပားစရာအေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ား မည္သို႔ပင္ရွိေစကာမူ ကြ်ႏ္ုပ္တို႔အေနျဖင့္ သမိုင္းေၾကာင္း
အစဥ္အလာဂုဏ္သိကၡာအရ အိမ္ရွင္မွဧည့္သည္အေပၚ ဧည့္ဝတ္တရားေက်ပြန္ရမည္ျဖစ္သျဖင့္
အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ ရခိုင္ျပည္ခရီးစဥ္အား က်န္တိုင္းရင္း
သားျပည္သူတစ္ရပ္လံုးႏွင့္အတူ ဂုဏ္ယူဝမ္းေျမာက္ ႀကိဳဆိုပါသည္ […]

October 16, 2015  •  By Arakan National Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

British Government Abandons British Political Prisoner in Burmese Jail

Burma Campaign UK today accused Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP of failing in one of his most fundamental duties, the support and protection of British citizens overseas. Hugo Swire, the Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Burma, has abandoned Philip Blackwood, a British political prisoner serving hard labour in Burma’s notorious Insein Jail […]

October 5, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Issues Statement on Candidate Scrutiny Process and Campaign Environment in Myanmar

ATLANTA — The Carter Center election observation mission has deployed field teams to observe the electoral campaign, which officially started on Sept. 8. The first week of campaigning, as observed by the Center in three states, was peaceful, and parties report being able to conduct their campaign activities without significant difficulty. The Center remains concerned that strict enforcement of campaign regulations, and recently announced limitations on political speech, could have a negative impact on pre-election political space […]

September 25, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s 2015 Elections: No Place for Ignorance, Discrimination, or the Ma Ba Tha

Ma Ba ThaOn 15 September 2015, the foreign embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Norway, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America issued a joint statement calling on the Burma Government to ensure transparency in the 2015 elections. The focus of their announcement highlighted a growing concern amongst observers of Burma’s transition towards democracy, “As the campaign in Myanmar officially begins, however, we, as international partners invested in the success of this country and these elections, are concerned about the prospect of religion being used as a tool of division and conflict during the campaign season […]”

September 22, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Politics and the 2015 Elections in Myanmar

Myanmar/Burma is heading to the polls in November 2015, in what will be
a closely watched election. Provided that they are free and fair, the polls
are likely to have a major influence over the future political direction of the
country, with an expected shift in power from the old elite to the opposition
National League for Democracy (NLD) […]

September 8, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Anger Over NLD Candidate Picks Spills Into Pakokku’s Streets

MANDALAY — More than 300 people, including members of the National League of Democracy (NLD), staged a demonstration on Friday in Pakokku, Magwe Division, to voice dissatisfaction over the opposition party’s roster of local candidates set to contest Burma’s general election later this year.

August 7, 2015  •  By Zarni Mann / The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free and Fair Elections for Whom?

21897-myintthein_maesotLast week, Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) declared that the General Elections would be set for 8 November of this year. Having previously boycotted the 2010 election on the grounds the election rules were unfair, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has agreed to contest the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), who currently holds power […]

July 15, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤