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Posts Tagged ‘UK’ (49 found)

16 Burma Pro-Democracy Organizations host a London rally and a peaceful march to condemn Burma’s sham election

Today, 16 Burma pro-democracy organizations including all ethnic organizations, based in the United Kingdom, organize a London rally and a peaceful march to condemn sham elections in Burma on 7 November 2010, urging the international community to reject the result of regime’s fake elections and support our call for a UN-led effort to secure genuine tripartite dialogue in Burma […]

November 6, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 31: 2010 Election Watch (5-11 October)

Developments

  • Youth activists posted signs that urged people to boycott the upcoming elections in 15 Villages across Arakan State.
  • Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) organizers told residents of Shweza Village, Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, that if they did not vote for USDP candidates, they could be fined up to 100,000 kyat (about US$1,000) and serve one year in prison […]
October 13, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 28: 2010 Election Watch (14-20 September)

Developments

  • The SPDC Election Commission announced that polls would not be held in 3,314 Villages in Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, and Shan States because “they are in no position to host free and fair elections.”
  • The SPDC Election Commission rejected the application of 14 Kachin State Progressive Party members to run as independent candidates […]
September 22, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 19: 2010 Election Watch (13-19 July)

Developments

  • The SPDC granted permission for the pro-junta Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) to dissolve. All USDA assets have been transferred to the Union Solidarity and Development Party, led by SPDC PM Thein Sein […]
July 21, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Words Must Be Turned Into Action For Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma Campaign today warmly welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron’s letter of support for Aung San Suu Kyi on her 65th birthday, and asked him to take the lead in supporting UN led efforts to secure negotiations between the dictatorship and Burma’s democracy movement […]

June 19, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

British MPs Call For UN Action On Burma

Ninety British MPs so far have signed a Motion in the British Parliament calling on the British government to support a UN led effort to secure dialogue in Burma.

The Motion, timed for Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday, rejects elections due in Burma later this year, condemns the new constitution, and calls on the UN to work for negotiations to solve the problems in Burma […]

June 19, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Protests in UK Over Forced Relocation on Irrawaddy Dam Site

Kachins and activists in solidarity today staged a demonstration outside the Burmese Embassy in London demanding a halt to the forced relocation of villagers living near the Irrawaddy dam project in Kachin State […]

June 7, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma needs a general election, not an election of Generals

The message could not have been clearer. On Armed Forces day, as soldiers marched through Naypyidaw, Burma’s Senior General Than Shwe set out his vision for “disciplined democracy”. A moment that could have been cause for celebration is instead a cause for concern and regret […]

March 29, 2010  •  By UK Minister of State  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNISON Appeal for UN Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against the Burmese People

UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, has written to MPs, asking them to support an Early Day Motion calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry to be set up into crimes committed by the Burmese Government, against its own people. The union, a long time supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi, an honorary […]

February 15, 2010  •  By UNISON  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤