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Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC)’ (8 found)

Ballot Denied: Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State (HURFOM)

Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Burma 2015: Ballot Denied’, a report focussing on November’s national elections in Burma […]

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

Give Rohingya Back Their Vote – Stop Genocide Against The Rohingya

100 people joined a protest at the British Foreign Office today calling on the British government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into possible genocide against the Rohingya of Burma […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Voter Disenfranchisement Rife as Millions Unable to Vote

Myanmar nationals camp outside the Myanmar embassy as they wait for polling stations to open for advance voting in SingaporeThe process of advanced voting in Burma has begun amid much confusion and contradiction. According to The Myanmar Times, election commission officials have offered countering details regarding the timeline of the advanced voting and foreign observers have reported being unaware that the process had even begun […]

October 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Releases Latest Statement on Myanmar’s Pre-Election Activities

ATLANTA — The Carter Center today released its latest statement on Myanmar’s pre-election activities, making recommendations to help ensure a democratic process in the days to come […]

October 27, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Exploitation of Conflict in Burma’s 2015 General Elections

Burma-Election-The Union Election Commission (UEC) has declared 102 villages in Karen State to be too dangerous for polling to take place, which will prevent nearly 10,000 citizens in Burma from voting during the 8 November, 2015 General Elections. The announcement comes amid a number of similar voting cancellations and interference during the last few months […]

October 6, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Burma Army Must Respect a “Free and Fair” Election

Military representative members of Myanmar's Parliament register as they attend a Parliament meeting at Lower House of Parliament in NaypyitawA request from the Burma Army to issue army personnel as polling station officers across 15 polling stations within military compounds in Zeyathiri Township has been denied by an election sub-commission in Naypyidaw. The demand from the Burma Army cites security concerns as a primary reason for involvement in the polling stations, though sub-commission officials are well aware that this will raise concerns amongst election observers. According to Burma’s Election Law, polling station officers are to be appointed from positions within the civil service, such as from the education ministry […]

September 29, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UEC U-Turn on Select Few Candidates Fails to Address Election Credibility Gap in Myanmar

JAKARTA, 28 September 2015 – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today welcomed the decision of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) to reinstate the candidacies of 11 previously disqualified Muslim politicians, but said the reversal was far from enough to recover international confidence in the upcoming general election […]

September 28, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤