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  • November 16, 2015

    Violence, disputes abound as dust settles after poll

    ... 10,000 villagers to flee. Some were trapped or forced to hide in the forests. Wansauce village emptied on November 12 and joined the waves of people flooding to Mong Hsu. "We don't want war. We only want peace. As a Shan, I want peace and development for our state," said Mong Hsu resident Sai Tun Oo...

  • November 13, 2015

    Myanmar ethnic parties win nearly 100 seats

    The UNA members are the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), Mon National Party (MNP), Arakan National Party (ANP), Zomi Congress for Democracy, Kokang Democracy and Unity Party in Shan State, Kayan National Party, Kachin National Democracy Congress and Kayin People's Party. The SNLD won 12 Lower House seats, three Upper House seats...

  • November 9, 2015

    NLD 'needs a landslide victory'

    ... this time. U Khin Maung Aye, a candidate of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), conceded that the popular National League for Democracy (NLD) would win more seats than the government party. "But unless the NLD wins more than 66.5 per cent of seats in the lower and upper house combined...

  • November 8, 2015

    Suu Kyi's date with destiny arrives as Myanmar goes to the polls

    Queues of people, many wearing traditional longyi sarongs, built up before daybreak at polling stations across Yangon in a sign of the enthusiasm that has accompanied the milestone poll, hoped to be Myanmarโ s fairest for a generation. "All polling stations around the country opened at 6am (2330 GMT...

  • November 6, 2015

    Suu Kyi vows to run govt if NLD wins Myanmar election

    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday she would run the country "above the president" if her National League for Democracy (NLD) wins Sunday's election, although she has been prohibited by the charter to take the top government job. "I already have a plan. I will run the government and then...

  • November 5, 2015

    Votes for sale a familiar refrain in Myanmar

    ... allegations of vote-buying by both the military-backed ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), though the charges against the latter have proved more difficult to pin down. Such corrupt practices utterly contradict claims that this general...

  • November 5, 2015

    Suu Kyi vows to be 'above the president' if party wins Myanmar poll

    ... the armyโ s decades-long grip on power substantially loosened. Suu Kyi has towered over Myanmarโ s politics after a decades-long struggle for democracy and her party is expected to make major gains at Sundayโ s polls if the vote is free and fair. Yet under the military-scripted constitution, the 70-year...

  • November 4, 2015

    Myanmar voters yearn for change as poll looms

    ... domestic observers monitoring the election, which pits Aung San Suu Kyiโ s opposition against the army-backed ruling party. But as with many people of his generation, the 38-year-old has never marked a ballot paper. "I havenโ t had the experience inside a polling station properly yet. It is crazy...

  • November 1, 2015

    Progress made at reconciliation meet but differences remain

    ... met 10 times under the guidance of the CRR. The politicians and political activists invited to the meeting last Monday included United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship leaders and former Pheu Thai MPs Wiputhalang Pattanapumthai, Chinnawat Habunpat, Suporn Attawong and Laddawan Wongsriwong. Also...

  • October 31, 2015

    Supreme Court postpones 2008 PAD protest case

    The court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders reasoned that it could not finish examining more than 800 witnesses in time. The number of witnesses is divided into the 176 listed by the plaintiff, the National Anti-Corruption Commission, and the 667 listed by four defendants, ex-premier...