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Posts Tagged ‘2010 Elections’ (301 found)

Weekly Political Events Regarding the SPDC’s Election (016-2010)

The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD), a Burmese political organization based on the Thai-Burma border, is researching and distributing weekly reports summarizing political events in Burma regarding the SPDC’s Elections. These reports include information on the activities of the SPDC and USDA, opposition groups, armed ethnic groups, cease-fire groups, border guard forces, international governments and non-governmental organizations, and civilians inside Burma.[…]

May 16, 2010  •  By Network for Democracy and Development  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 9: 2010 Election Watch (4-10 May)

Developments

Crowley Spearheads Introduction of Bipartisan bill to Renew Sanctions on Burma’s Military Regime

Today, a bi-partisan coalition of members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Joe Crowley, introduced legislation to renew sanctions on Burma’s military regime. The move comes two weeks after the European Union extended its own sanctions on Burma for another year. Following is the text of Congressman Crowley’s statement upon introduction. […]

May 11, 2010  •  By Congressman Joe Crowley  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Increasingly Unlevel Playing Field of the Junta’s Elections

On 7 May 2010, in accordance to the junta’s election laws, the National League for Democracy (NLD) ceased to exist as a legal political entity for its decision to abstain from the upcoming military elections. It is still unclear what steps will be taken against the NLD in regards to office closures or arrests. Already, there have been reports of a NLD member in Arakan State arrested and tortured, and another member attacked in Mon State at the order of the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA).[…]

May 10, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US Envoy Kurt Campbell’s statement on his visit to Burma

US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell arrived in Naypidaw on May 9, 2010 and proceeded to meet with the Junta, the NLD, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, ethnic leaders and other stakeholders.

“The key objective of my trip was to underscore the purposes and principles of our engagement, and to lay out the reasons for our profound disappointment in what we have witnessed to date,” the envoy said. “What we have seen to date leads us to believe that these elections will lack international legitimacy. We urge the regime to take immediate steps to open the process in the time remaining before the elections.” […]

May 10, 2010  •  By Kurt Campbell  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Weekly Political Events Regarding the SPDC’s Election (015-2010)

The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD), a Burmese political organization based on the Thai-Burma border, is researching and distributing weekly reports summarizing political events in Burma regarding the SPDC’s Elections. These reports include information on the activities of the SPDC and USDA, opposition groups, armed ethnic groups, cease-fire groups, border guard forces, international governments and non-governmental organizations, and civilians inside Burma.[…]

May 9, 2010  •  By Network for Democracy and Development  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senate passes Gregg legislation condemning injustices in Burma

Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) to highlight the persistent injustices in Burma passed the U.S. Senate today. The bipartisan resolution (S.Res.480) condemns the continued persecution of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung Suu Kyi, her supporters, and the citizens of Burma. It also calls on the military regime in Burma to permit a credible and fair election process and the transition to civilian, democratic rule. The following Senators joined Senator Gregg in cosponsoring this legislation: Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Bob Bennett (R-UT), Sam Brownback (R-KS), and Susan Collins (R-ME).[…]

May 7, 2010  •  By US Senator Judd Gregg  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Must Deny the Military Regime in Burma the Legitimacy it Craves

‘A sanctions regime says to the junta and the world…the United States does not view this government as having the support of its citizenry’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the bill to renew sanctions against the Burmese junta:

“Today I rise to introduce a bill that would renew sanctions against the Burmese junta. As in years past, I am joined in this effort by my good friend, Senator Feinstein. Senators McCain, Durbin, Gregg and Lieberman are original cosponsors of this bipartisan legislation and continue to be leaders on the issue.[…]

May 5, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 8: 2010 Election Watch (27 April – 3 May)

Developments

  • The Union Solidarity and Development Party headed by SPDC PM Thein Sein filed registration papers to participate in the upcoming elections after Thein Sein and over 20 other SPDC ministers, deputy ministers, and other officials resigned their military posts on 26 April […]
  • May 4, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Monthly Chronology Events April 2010

An extensive monthly chronology of events researched and distributed by the Network for Democracy and Development (NDD), a Burmese political organization based on the Thai-Burma border.

These chronologies include information on the activities of the SPDC and USDA, opposition groups, armed ethnic groups, cease-fire groups, international governments and non-governmental organizations, and civilians inside Burma and along its borders.[…]

May 4, 2010  •  By Network for Democracy and Development  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤