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Posts Tagged ‘2010 Elections’ (301 found)

Burmese Political Prisoner In Election Protest Hunger Strike

Kyaw Kyaw Naing, a jailed member of the National League for Democracy, has gone on hunger strike to protest against sham elections being held today in Burma, according to Burma Campaign UK sources[…]

November 9, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Neither Free Nor Fair: Burma’s Predetermined Elections

Burma’s elections yesterday were marked by fraudulent activities, a notably low voter turnout, and an overall skepticism that these polls would bring any real change to people’s lives. Despite crippling media restrictions and a ban on international election monitors in Burma, over the course of the last two days there has been substantial and mounting evidence of significant elections-related violations emerging from the country. While these violations undermine the credibility of the elections, they have not been unexpected based on the pre-election conditions. Long before election day, it was evident that the military regime had failed to create the necessary conditions for these elections to accurately represent the will of the people […]

November 8, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Election Day Has Arrived: Burma Election Tracker Online!

Today, on the day of elections, we invite you to join us in tracking the elections through personal interviews, media articles and citizen reports documented on the website. Together, we can follow the elections, and see the developments as they occur over the next few weeks.

The information gathered on this site is a testament to the will of the Burma’s democracy and human rights activist networks inside and outside the country – given the military’s draconian restrictions on reporting and freedom of speech, what is remarkable is the fact that these personal stories have even been able to make its way out of the country. The reports are thanks to a vast network of media reporters, activists, citizens in Burma, migrants, and Burma’s diaspora […]

November 7, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Minister Cannon Expresses Concern over Burmese Elections

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on Burma’s election[…]

November 7, 2010  •  By Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Security Tightened in Rangoon on Eve of Sunday Election

The day before the elections, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has stepped up the security in Burma. Since the morning of 6 November, police presence increased in Rangoon, in front of City Hall downtown as well as in the outlying residential areas. By 9pm, the streets were quiet again. See more photos here.

November 6, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 34: 2010 Election Watch (26 October – 1 November)

Developments

  • NLD members distributed election boycott leaflets in Rangoon’s Insein and Mingaladon Townships. Riot police in Rangoon’s North Okkalapa Township surrounded “no-vote” campaigners as they attempted to distribute election boycott leaflets.
  • Around 1,200 people from over 150 villages protested the elections in Ye and Thanbyuzayat Townships in Mon State and Kyainnseikyi Township in Karen State […]
November 3, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Protest in New Delhi Urging Government of India to Reject Burma’s Elections

Burma Centre Delhi in collaboration with India-based Burmese pro-democratic forces organized a protest rally at Jantar Mantar on 3 November 2010 against the upcoming Burma’s 2010 election on 7 November 2010. The event was one of the biggest as around 900 Burmese from different ethnic groups participated in their respective traditional attires holding placards and shouting slogans in the capital of India […]

November 3, 2010  •  By Burma Centre Delhi  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Activists urge Govt of India to reject military’s 2010 election

Burma Centre Delhi in collaboration with India-based Burmese pro-democratic forces organized a protest rally at Jantar Mantar on 3 November 2010 against the upcoming Burma’s 2010 election on 7 November 2010. The event was one of the biggest as around 900 Burmese from different ethnic groups participated in their respective traditional attires holding placards and shouting slogans in the capital of India […]

November 3, 2010  •  By Burma Centre Delhi  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: A Violent Past to a Brutal Future

This report looks at the history of the junta-backed social organization, the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA), and its transformation to the political party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). It documents how the USDA’s legacy of violence, manipulation, domination, and repression has since been transferred to and continued by the USDP in their election campaigning […]

November 2, 2010  •  By Network for Democracy and Development  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Key Stakeholders Explore the Reality on the Ground of Burma’s Military Elections

Speakers representing central stakeholders in Burma spoke today about how the elections next Sunday will not improve the situation on the ground in Burma. They spoke about the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party’s (USDP) manipulation of the polls, the National League for Democracy’s ongoing efforts for genuine democracy, escalating attacks against ethnic nationalities and the resistance of students and youths against the upcoming elections […]

November 2, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤