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Posts Tagged ‘2015 Elections’ (120 found)

End of Mission Statement by APHR Delegation to Myanmar

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) recently concluded our second fact finding mission to Myanmar of 2015. The delegation, which included parliamentarians from Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, visited Yangon, Kachin State, and Rakhine State, and met with a variety of stakeholders in order to learn about key political and human rights issues facing the country […]

September 14, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The UEC Must Review Discriminatory Candidate Rejections

2015 election campaign in BurmaOn 20 August, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced the preliminary candidate lists for the upcoming 8 November General Election. So far, 5,866 candidates have been nominated from 93 political parties across the country, with both the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the National League for Democracy (NLD) each fielding over 1,000 candidates […]

September 8, 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 ➤

Joint Statement on Disenfranchisement and ‘Policy of Exclusion’ of the Rohingya

The undersigned Rohingya Organizations in Europe have strongly denounced the undemocratic actions of the Election Commission against Rohingya parliamentary candidates under the government’s ‘policy of exclusion’ of the Rohingya, debarring them from contesting in the upcoming crucial election scheduled on November 8, 2015, on a false and fabricated charge that their parents were not citizens […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Humanitarian Aid not Political Maneuvering

flooding in Burma This year’s monsoon rains have hit Burma harder than most years in the country’s history, leading to the worst natural disaster since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. So far, nearly 100 people have died from the severe flooding caused by heavy rains and flash floods and over one million people have been affected in all but two of Burma’s 14 states and regions since June 2015. Approximately 1.2 million acres of rice fields have been destroyed including large parts of Burma’s “rice bowl,” the Irrawaddy Delta, and nearly 14,000 educational institutions have been temporarily shut down due to this natural disaster […]

August 11, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

(၂၇) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ ရွစ္ေလးလုံးဒီမုိကေရစီ အေရးေတာ္ပုံေန႔ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

၂၀၁၅ခုႏွစ္၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ (၈)ရက္ေန႔သည္ ရဟန္းရွင္လူေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ားႏွင့္လူမ်ိဳးေပါင္းစုံ ျပည္သူတရပ္လုံး၏စြမ္းပကားျဖင့္ တစ္ပါတီအာဏာရွင္စနစ္ကုိ စတင္တြန္းလွန္ျဖိဳဖ်က္ႏိုင္ခဲ့သည့္ (၂၇)ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ သမုိင္း၀င္ေန႔ထူးေန႔ျမတ္ျဖစ္သည္။ ရွစ္ေလးလုံးဒီမုိကေရစီအေရးေတာ္ပုံကာလမွ ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္တိုက္ပြဲအတြင္း အသက္၊ ေသြး၊ ေခြ်းတုိ႔ေပးဆပ္ကာ တုိက္ပဲြ၀င္ရင္း က်ဆုံးသြားေသာ အာဇာနည္ရဟန္းရွင္လူေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္၊ တုိင္းရင္းသားေပါင္းစုံျပည္သူတရပ္လုံးႏွင့္ မတရားဖမ္းဆီးခံေနရသည့္ အာဇာနည္သူရဲေကာင္းအေပါင္းတုိ႔ကုိ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္ကြန္ဂရက္ (SYCB) မွဦးညြတ္ဂုဏ္ျပဳအပ္ပါသည္ […]

August 8, 2015  •  By Students and Youth Congress of Burma  •  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 ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians Welcome Announcement of Myanmar Election Date, but Raise Concerns Ahead of the Vote

JAKARTA, 10 July 2015 – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today welcomed Myanmar’s announcement of a date for its long-awaited general election, but warned that a nationwide vote alone was not enough to guarantee the country’s continued transition to democracy […]

July 10, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell: Outcome of Fall Elections will Signal State of Political Reform in Burma

‘In light of the recent defeat of constitutional reform, I believe that steps, such as including Burma in the Generalized System of Preferences program, should be put on hold until after this fall’s election. Only after the ballots have been cast and counted in Burma can an appropriate evaluation be made about the pace of reform in the country and whether additional normalization of relations is warranted […]’

July 9, 2015  •  By US. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤