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The 2015 General Election in Myanmar: What Now for Ethnic Politics?

Despite huge challenges, election day in Myanmar passed almost entirely peacefully. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy triumphed in polls that were regarded by domestic and international observers as remarkably free from irregularities […]

December 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Commentary: The 2015 General Election: A New Beginning?

The resounding victory of the National League for Democracy in the November general election has raised hopes in Myanmar and around the world that, finally, the country could be on the road towards peace and democracy. Sadly, there have been too many failures in the past for simple optimism now […]

December 4, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ (MNHRC) ၏ ၾသဇာသက္ေရာက္မႈႏွင့္ ထိေရာက္မႈ ေလ့လာေရး အထူးခရီးစဥ္မွ နိဂံုးခ်ဳပ္ ေၾကညာခ်က္

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ (MNHRC) ၏ ၾသဇာရွိန္ဝါႏွင့္ အက်ဳိးသက္ေရာက္မႈကို စံုစမ္း ေလ့လာရန္ (ႏုိင္ငံအဆင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အဖဲြ႔အစည္း) NHRI မ်ားဆိုင္ရာ အာရွ NGO ကြန္ယက္ (ANNI) ၏ အတြင္းေရးမႉးအဖြဲ႔ျဖစ္ေသာ အာရွလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးဖိုရမ္ (ဖိုရမ္-ေအးရွား)ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔တို႔က ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလ ၁၆ ရက္မွ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ပူးတြဲျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ အခ်က္ အလက္ရွာေဖြေရး အစီအစဥ္မွာ ယေန႔ၿပီးဆံုးခဲ့ၿပီ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔တြင္ ကိုးရီးယားသမၼတႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ ဥကၠဌေဟာင္းလည္းျဖစ္ ဆိုးလ္ၿမိဳ႕ အမ်ဳိးသားတကၠသိုလ္ ဥပေဒေက်ာင္း အၿငိမ္းစားပါေမာကၡလည္းျဖစ္သူ ပါေမာကၡ ကၽြန္းဝွန္ဟန္း၊ အင္ဒိုနီးရွားႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ဥကၠဌ မစၥတာ ႏူးရ္ခုိလစၥ၊ ဖုိရမ္-ေအးရွားအဖြဲ႔၏ ႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ လုပ္ငန္းမန္ေနဂ်ာ မစၥဘက္တီ ယိုလန္ဒါႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ စည္း႐ံုးလႈံ႔ေဆာ္ေရးႏွင့္ သုေတသနအရာရွိ မစၥတာ ဂ်ိဳးဆက္စ္ ကြမ္ တို႔ ပါဝင္ခဲ့သည္။ […]

December 2, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership andForum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2015: Ballot Denied Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State

HRFMOn November 8, 2015, millions of voters across Burma went to the polls. Citizens seized the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the freest election the country had seen for at least 25 years. In many ways this was an astonishing moment for democracy in Burma. However, as international media coverage praised largely successful election processes and excitement abounded at the poll’s outcome, relatively few column inches were dedicated to those left behind as this historic event took place […]

December 1, 2015  •  By The Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development: Burma/Myanmar Elections Preliminary Findings

(Yangon, 10 November 2015) From 2-10 November 2015, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Thai member, the People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) conducted an election observation mission in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army troops shoot at farmers in central Shan State on election day, seriously injuring a woman and boy

On November 8, 2015, general election day in Burma, government troops shot at a group of farmers returning from harvesting their rice fields in Mong Nawng, central Shan State. A 55-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were seriously injured […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Election Day: Free-est & Fairest Is Not Free & Fair

On 8 November, Burma/Myanmar held what has been called its “free-est and fairest” election in 25 years. An 80% turnout rate was reported for the 33.5 million Burmese eligible to vote in the election, which saw the first participation of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in a general election since the (later annulled) 1990 elections […]

November 9, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar’s 2015 Elections: Obstacles to Inclusive, Credible and Free and Fair Elections

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has received criticism for publishing voter lists that contain numerous errors and for being unable to adequately correct their mistakes. During the initial release of voter lists, complainants noted that the UEC had excluded a number of eligible voters, included voters who were deceased, and printed a number of incorrect information such as birth dates[1]. A subsequent release of voter lists, which the UEC released in order to rectify previous errors, contained further inaccuracies including additional voter exclusions[2]. A particularly drastic example of the incorrect voter lists is the case of Hlaing Tharyar Township, in which 200,000 voters were mysteriously excluded[3]. While there have been numerous cases where citizens have reported incorrect voter lists in remote and rural ethnic areas, such as in Karen State, some villagers do not report to local authorities to have them correct the information due to fear of reprisal […]

November 7, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

မဲဆႏၵရွင္မ်ား၏ေရြးခ်ယ္မႈ ႏွင့္ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ အေထြေထြေရြးေကာက္ပြဲတြင္အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားပါ၀င္မႈ

ၿမန္မာ့ႏူိင္ငံေရးသမုိင္းစဥ္တစ္ေလ်ာက္တြင္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားသည္ အၿခားေသာႏူိင္ငံမ်ားနည္းတူ ေရြး ေကာက္ခံကုိယ္စားလွယ္၊ မဲေပးသူ၊ ကုိယ္စားလွယ္ေလာင္း၊ ႏွင့္ တက္ၾကြႏူိးၾကားမႈရွိေသာ ႏူိင္ငံသားမ်ားအၿဖစ္ၿဖင့္ ပါ၀င္ေနခဲ့ၾကသည္။ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ ၾကားၿဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအၿပီးရရွိေသာ ကိန္းဂဏန္း မ်ားအရ ၿပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ႏွင့္ Women Political Action 2015ၿပည္နယ္ ႏွင့္တုိင္းေဒသၾကီးလႊတ္ေတာ္ ႏွစ္ရပ္ စလုံး၌ အမ်ိဳးသမီးလႊတ္ေတာ္ကုိယ္စားလွယ္ ၅၃ ဦး (၄.၆%) ပါ၀င္ၿပီး ၿပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္တြင္ ၂၅ ဦး (၇.၈%)၊ အမ်ိဳးသားလႊတ္ေတာ္တြင္ ၄ ဦး (၂.၄%)၊ ၿပည္နယ္ႏွင့္ တုိင္းေဒသၾကီး လႊတ္ေတာ္ တြင္ ၂၄ ဦး (၃.၆%) ရွိသည္ၿဖစ္ရာ က်ားမတန္းတူညီမွ်ေရးအတြက္ အနိမ့္ဆုံးလုိအပ္ခ်က္ၿဖစ္ သည့္ အၿပည္ၿပည္ဆုိင္ရာ စံႏႈန္း ၃၀% ၿပည့္မွီရန္ မ်ားစြာလုိပါေသးသည္ […]

November 6, 2015  •  By Socio-Economic and Gender Research Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤