It is too early to start campaigning for Burma’s next general elections in 2015, but major parties like the Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) and National League for Democracy (NLD) are already making preparations. Ahead of the next polls one of the major issues is the question of constitutional review. Leaders from various ethnic parties...
As the Burmese new year begins, democracy veteran U Win Tin warns that its transition is being threatened by dark forces as Aung San Suu Kyi struggles to maintain her moral authority, writes Ellen Wiles It is New Year’s Day in Burma. For the annual thingyan festival the streets have been wild with water spraying...
TOKYO (AP) — Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the communal violence threatening her country’s fledgling reforms must be stopped by ensuring the “rule of law” so that clashing groups feel secure enough for dialogue. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, on a visit to Japan, told reporters Wednesday that she objects to violence...
Today, 17 April, is New Year’s Day in Burma. Burmese New Year, also known as the Thingyan festival, is an is a happy event where people splash water on each other as a symbol of washing away the bad luck of the previous year. President Thein Sein spoke in a radio address broadcast to mark...
TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of flag-waving well-wishers, including people from Burma, welcomed Nobel Peace Prize laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who arrived Saturday for a weeklong visit to Japan. She is scheduled to meet with Burma residents later in the day, and is expected to drum up aid for Burma in meetings...
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