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  • August 28, 2015

    Myanmar democracy on hold as both sides scramble for power

    ... nomination process. That decision triggered protest and even resignations among local NLD leadership and members. NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi underscored the message by announcing that citizens should "Vote for the party, not for the person". In other words, people should trust in the candidates the...

    Opinion
  • August 25, 2015

    Special relationships

    Deeply personal relationships were a common thread running through many of the prize-winning entries in the 19th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, which wrapped up on Sunday at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. The festival's top prize for general filmmakers, the RD Pestonji Award, went to "After...

    Life
  • August 25, 2015

    Myanmar's military chief says armed forces will respect vote

    ... of the armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, is that the vote is carried out fairly and that the result is respected by everyone- even if Aung San Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy (NLD)wins a majority. "We wouldnโ t mind even if the NLD won in the next general election, as long as it...

    Aec
  • August 24, 2015

    Chao Phraya riverside project to start in June 2016

    He said the postponement was the result of the project's committee asking for a budget of Bt126 million, when the government had only approved Bt76 million for the 2015 fiscal year for its design, public relations and related processes. The committee will apply for the additional Bt50 million soon. ...

    Breakingnews
  • August 23, 2015

    Sickening treatment of the Rohingya continues

    ... and potentially put an already fragile transition at risk, with landmark elections right around the corner," Robertson said. Even Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and champion of democracy, has been largely silent about the plight of the Rohingya. Suu Kyi, leader of the National League...

    Opinion
  • August 21, 2015

    Myanmar allows European observers to November poll

    ..., according to an official press release. The elections will see the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party face a challenge from Aung San Suu Kyiโ s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), which boycotted the last general election in 2010. The international team will comprise more...

    Breakingnews
  • August 20, 2015

    Rights group urges Myanmar to prevent Rohingya disenfranchisement

    ... remain" . A host of issues have troubled observers as the country prepares to hold the first nationwide elections to feature Aung San Suu Kyiโ s opposition in a quarter of a century. Questions over transparency, media freedom and the dearth of trust in authorities have all caused concern...

    Aec
  • August 20, 2015

    Suu Kyi to witness ceasefire agreement signing

    ... delegation, political parties and ethnic affairs ministers. Khun Myint Tun from the special delegation said: "We have proposed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as our public leader and another NLD member. We have also proposed three people, including U Khun Tun Oo, from the UNA [United Nationalities Alliance], three...

    Aec
  • August 20, 2015

    Ousted ruling party boss survives parliament vote

    ..., lawmakers postponed discussion on the bill until the next session of parliament,which will come after an election that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy is expected to win. The outcome was a testament to Shwe Mannโ s still powerfulbacking in parliament across party...

    Aec
  • August 19, 2015

    Future looks bleak for Shwe Mann - and democracy in Myanmar

    ... with the new executive committee. Nothing has so far emerged about what was discussed. It came as Shwe Mann met opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an hour on Monday. The two are known to have developed a close working relationship - one of the factors that pundits say led to the internal party...

    Opinion