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Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections

By Burma Partnership  •  October 9, 2015

Election for Ethnic Equality In the context of the 2015 elections, the report “Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections” aims to provide a summary of what these elections mean and how the elections are perceived in ethnic nationality areas of Burma. Given that up to 40% of the population of Burma are not ethnically Burman, it is vital to present the perspectives and attitudes, as well as the political situation, in these ethnic areas in the run up to this much anticipated event.

This report finds that ethnic political parties and ethnic civil society broadly agree on fundamental issues: the need for peace, ethnic equality, self-determination, and a federal system of governance. Given the cen- tralized governance structure and the over- bearing presence and power of the Burma Army, an institution that has been at war with ethnic nationality actors for over 65 years, it is fundamental structural changes in the way that Burma is governed that will address peace, ethnic equality, self-determination and federalism, not the 2015 elections.

Download the full report in English here.

Download the briefer in English here.


ဤအစီရင္ခံစာသည္ ၂၀၁၅ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြ အခင္းအက်င္းေအာက္ တုိင္းရင္းသားေဒသမ်ားတြင္ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြမ်ားအေရးပါမႈႏွင့္ ၄င္းေရြးေကာက္ပဲြမ်ားအေပၚ အျမင္သေဘာထားမ်ားကို အႏွစ္ခ်ဳပ္ေဖာ္ျပရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ပါသည္။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံလူဦးေရ၏ အနည္းဆုံး ၄၀ ရာခုိင္ႏႈန္းမွာ ဗမာမဟုတ္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးမ်ားျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ ၄င္းတုိင္းရင္းသားေဒသမ်ားရွိ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြအေပၚ အျမင္သေဘာထားမ်ားႏွင့္ ႏုိင္ငံေရးအေျခအေနမ်ားကိုဤေရြးေကာက္ပဲြမတုိင္မီကာလတြင္ တင္ျပေပးရန္ အထူးလုိအပ္လွေပသည္။

ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး၊ တုိင္းရင္းသားတန္းတူေရး၊ ကိုယ္ပုိင္ျပ႒ာန္းခြင့္ႏွင့္ဖက္ဒရယ္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးစနစ္သုိ႔ရရွိရန္ လုိအပ္မႈ စသည့္အေျခခံကိစၥရပ္မ်ားအေပၚ တုိင္းရင္းသားႏုိင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ားႏွင့္တုိင္ရင္းသားအရပ္ဘက္ လူထုအသုိင္းအ၀ုိင္းမ်ားတို႔မွ က်ယ္က်ယ္ျပန္႔ျပန္႔သေဘာတူၾကေၾကာင္း ဤအစီရင္ခံစာအရ ေတြ႔ရွိရပါသည္။ ဗဟုိမွ ဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ကုိင္သည့္ အစုိးရပုံစံႏွင့္တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးစုမ်ားႏွင့္ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၆၅ ေက်ာ္ စစ္မက္ျဖစ္ပြားေနသည့္ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္၏ အထက္စီးယူထားေသာ အေနအထားႏွင့္ အာဏာခ်ဳပ္ကုိင္ထားမႈတုိ႔ကုိၾကည့္လွ်င္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး၊ တုိင္းရင္းသားတန္းတူေရး၊ ကိုယ္ပုိင္ျပ႒ာန္းခြင့္ႏွင့္ဖက္ဒရယ္စနစ္ရရွိေရးလုိအပ္ခ်က္တုိ႔ကို ၂၀၁၅ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြကေျဖရွင္းႏုိင္မည္မဟုတ္ဘဲ တုိင္းျပည္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးစနစ္၏ အရင္းခံက်ေသာ အေဆာက္အအုံပိုင္း အေျပာင္းအလဲမ်ားကသာလွ်င္ကုိင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းႏုိင္မည္ျဖစ္သည္။

အစီရင္ခံစာ ျမန္မာဘာသာကို ဤေနရာတြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ရယူႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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