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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Nationalities’ (218 found)

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 ➤

Fear & Voting in Burma/Myanmar: 2015 Election

On 8 November, up to 32 million Burmese voters will elect representatives to fill 1,171 seats in the National and State/ Division Parliaments. Ninety one political parties will compete for 75% of seats in the legislature, while 25% remain reserved for the Tatmadaw. Despite official promises of a “free and fair” election, multiple flaws continue to undermine the credibility of the process […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Naypyidaw’s escalated offensive in central Shan State displaces over 6,000; four civilians injured by indiscriminate shelling and shooting

Burma Army attack sspc-ssa Oct 2015_Eng III3The SHRF strongly condemns the escalated attacks in the past week by the Burma Army against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in central Shan State, involving indiscriminate shelling and shooting of civilians. The attacks have caused displacement of over 6,000 civilians from 22 villages in three townships since early October […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Parties Neglect Human Rights Priorities

(Rangoon) Political parties contesting the 8 November election have failed to prioritize or commit to core human rights issues, a new report released by FIDH today shows. The report, titled “Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments,” is the first-ever survey of the country’s political parties’ attitudes toward human rights issues […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Half Empty: Burma’s Political Parties and their Human Rights Commitments

Half empty report by FIDH On 8 November 2015, Burma’s electorate will vote for the representatives who will sit in Parliament from 201b to 2021. The polls are anticipated to usher in a Parliament that will be markedly different from the body that was installed as a result of the November 2010 election and the April 2012 by–elections […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

For a “Free and Fair” Election, Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld

MDY-Students-SentencedOn 14 October 2015, plainclothes police arrested Patrick Khum Jaa Lee on the grounds that he had shared a photo on Facebook that was deemed to be insulting to the Burma Army Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. A similar incident occurred earlier last week, in which 25-year-old Chaw Sandi Htun was arrested and charged under Article 500 of the Criminal Procedure Code for defamation along with the 2004 Electronic Transactions Law for using Facebook to compare the new colour of the Burma Army uniforms to that of Aung San Suu Kyi’s htamein (A traditional sarong worn by women in Burma) […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

စည္းလုံးညီညြတ္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးမ်ား အဟာမိတ္အဖဲြ႔ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ယေန႔ကာလသည္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ အလြန္အေရးၾကီးေသာ ကာလတစ္ခုျဖစ္သည္။ ျပည္တြင္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံး ပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခုိက္မႈမ်ား ရပ္ဆုိင္းေရးစာခ်ဳပ္ကို လက္မွတ္ေရးထုိးခဲ့ေသာ ကာလတစ္ခုလည္းျဖစ္ပါသည္[…]

October 17, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Alliance  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Kawthoolei Armed Forces on signing NCA

Our First Karen President in history never signed to be a part of Burma, or a part of a Union to gain the Independence of Burma from the British. (Neither did the Arakan, Mon or Karenni) […]

October 16, 2015  •  By Kawthoolei Armed Forces  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤