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Rohingya Muslims do not belong in Myanmar, and they never have, he said. ... welfare minister and the governing National League For Democracy party's ... Although many Rohingya were considered citizens when Burma ...
In Myanmar's personality-driven politics, few people get as much attention ... since the National League For Democracy (NLD) came to power last year. ... But the rising star, described by one NLD colleague as "very sharp" and ...
The NLD compensated K750,000 to a Muslim merchant who had been ... the rules states that they must be Buddhist and Myanmar citizens.
Thousands rally behind NLD at interfaith prayer for peace ... an interfaith prayer for peace at Yangon's Aung San Stadium organised by the National League For Democracy. ... "Myanmar is not like people outside the country seem to think," she said. ... Burma does not have the morals or ability to rule itself.
Much has been said about the National League For Democracy (NLD)-led elected government's stance on peace and security in recent weeks, ...
Yangon -- The National League For Democracy's (NLD) ... June 2011, due to renewed fighting between Myanmar's military and the Kachin ...
The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, have ... for the National League For Democracy, then an opposition party, in the late ... During Myanmar's most recent election, the NLD won the majority of ... The country's ruling military junta changed the name of the state from Burma to Myanmar ...
The ruling National League For Democracy (NLD) party vowed to ... She said the NLD has already proven it can lead the Myanmar public well ...
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says that Myanmar's military has "absolute freedom to do what they wish". ... elected party, the National League For Democracy (NLD). ... Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by an oppressive ... Ms Suu Kyi became the face of the pro-democracy movement and ...
The protest took place three days after the Rakhine Advisory Commission, led by former UN chief Kofi Annan, urged the NLD-led government to reconsider a failed programme to verify the Rohingya for Myanmar citizenship and to remove restrictions on ...
Yangon -- Foreign investment in Myanmar appears poised to plunge roughly 30% for the year ending March 31 amid the absence of new oil and gas projects, highlighting the need for the government to lure other industries with deregulation and firm ...
Myanmar at the end of March will mark the first anniversary of the historic ascension to power of the National League For Democracy under its leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Those who experienced the euphoria after the embattled opposition's landslide victory ...
BACKSTORY: Suu Kyi had spent most of her life abroad as an academic until she found herself in Myanmar - then called Burma - during its 1988 pro-democracy uprising against military rule. When she stepped up to support the unsuccessful rebellion, her ...
RANGOON - Relations between Burma and China have improved during the first year of the National League For Democracy (NLD)-led government, aided in part by Chinese support for the government's peace process, according to a report. ... of historic and ...
As the National League For Democracy (NLD)-led government prepares for another round of historic peace talks later this month, ethnic Mon leaders are planning the second protest in as many weeks over the party's policies.
More recent figures from the Open Myanmar Initiative paint a slightly less bleak picture. In 2016-17, state-owned enterprise expenditures accounted for about 39.7 percent of the budget, or over K8.2 trillion, and generated almost 38.5 percent of income ...
IT IS almost a year since the National League For Democracy government took office. The government, democratically elected ... It commemorates the start of the revolt by the Burma National army under General Aung San against its former ally, the ...
peace talks under the National League For Democracy government should have achieved more progress, Aung Min, a leading negotiator in the previous administration, told the media.
Not all will be involved in the effort to form a political party, a move that comes after nearly 20 leading 88 Generation members, including Ko Ko Gyi, were rejected by the National League For Democracy as party candidates ahead of the November 2015 ...
NAY PYI TAW - The National League For Democracy remains hopeful of claiming a by-election victory in Mon state's Chaungzon Township, despite recent protests in the area over the naming of a bridge.
The five-member UEC, chaired by U Hla Thein and comprising former senior public servants, was appointed by President U Htin Kyaw on March 30 last year, the day the National League For Democracy government took office. It replaced a 15-member UEC ...
Myanmar is emerging from half a century of military rule after the handover of power to the National League For Democracy (NLD) party-led administration last year. NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from the presidency, heads ...
The chief reporter of The Myanmar Now was threatened by nationalists through facebook after writing a follow-up story about NLD legal advisor U Ko Ni's assassination. He was also assailed on March 14 by three men. Chief reporter U Swe Win had come ...
Her comments and report elicited a response that bore a familiar ring with the military junta, which governed this country for almost 50 years before Suu Kyi's National League For Democracy (NLD) won office at historic elections in 2015. Though that ...
His comments come as thousands are expected to attend a protest in the Mon state capital Mawlamyine this weekend against the Pyithu Hluttaw's decision to approve the proposal from Mi Kon Chan (National League For Democracy, Paung). Thet Lwin told ...
When taking office, the National League For Democracy (NLD) government declared its first priority was to achieve national reconciliation and build peace in the country.
Mandalay Region National League For Democracy (NLD) chairman U Tin Tun Oo said Union-level authorities would be invited to the meeting to discuss how to promote peaceful coexistence for all Myanmar citizens at a time of strong ethnic and religious ...
NAYPYIDAW - Politicians voted to name a bridge across the Salween River in Mon state after Burma's independence hero Gen Aung San on Tuesday despite serious concerns and objections from locals.
Secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission, Aung Naing Oo, said that the MIC did not allow foreign investment in mining sector and the mining sector is not included in the list of sectors for which foreign investment will be encouraged.
Despite handing over power to a civilian government led by the National League For Democracy (NLD) party of activist Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar armed forces retain wide powers under a Constitution it promulgated in 2008. That constitution guarantees ...
MP Ye Htut of the National League For Democracy has told the media that he had no chance to propose Section 66(d) of the Telecommunication Law be scrapped as he did not get the nod from the party's scrutinising committee.
NAY PYI TAW - National League For Democracy lawmakers on Friday proposed taking the axe to state-owned factories, with budget support for 44 of 52 projects likely to be cut off.
... violence between ethnic minorities and security officials in northern Burma (Myanmar), arriving in camps on the Chinese side of the border.
With the successful completion of its 2015 general elections and a smooth transition of power to the National League For Democracy (NLD) government, Myanmar has embarked on a long but positive path to political and economic reform. reconciliation ...
Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League For Democracy (NLD) to a majority win in Myanmar's first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015. More than 70,000 Rohingya - a Muslim minority group from Myanmar - have ...
Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer and adviser to Myanmar's ruling National League For Democracy (NLD), scooped up his five-year-old grandson and was cradling him at Yangon International Airport's taxi rank after returning from a trip to Indonesia.
FILE - Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League For Democracy, during an interview in Yangon, Jan. 13, 2016. Ko Ni was shot dead Jan. ... A Muslim politician, Abdul Razak, was ...
As a senior legal adviser to the National League For Democracy, or N.L.D., which is the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel prize laureate and advocate for democracy, Ko Ni certainly had enemies.
Win Htein, a CEC member of the ruling National League For Democracy yesterday said the news about the cabinet reshuffle 'was just a rumour'.
Politically, Myanmar is experiencing a new phase under its new government. Undoubtedly, the approach toward national reconciliation in Myanmar has changed after the installation of National League For Democracy (NLD) in 2016. The 21st Century ...
The name suggestion was recently made by Paung Township's representative in the Pyithu Hluttaw, Daw Mi Kon Chan, who said the name would honour the national hero's sacrifice for Myanmar's independence. Her proposal was approved for discussion in ...
An apparent reluctance by speakers in the NLD-dominated Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to allow debate on a range of issues has fuelled accusations that the parliament is failing to act as an effective check and balance on the government.
Representing the National League For Democracy, he first won a seat in the 1990 election, which was overruled by the junta.
Suu Kyi and her National League For Democracy party promised peace would be their top priority despite conflicts between ethnic groups and the military.
-The November 2015 elections went off without a hitch, with the National League For Democracy (NLD) taking the lion's share of seats.
Former student leaders have discussed forming a party to serve as an effective opposition against the NLD, but the nation has more important concerns.
The transition from military dictatorship to quasi-civilian rule, which began in 2011, saw the formation in April 2016 of a new government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League For Democracy (NLD). Among other policy initiatives, the ...
Beyond that, the Myanmar government must allow more access to humanitarian aid groups and the media. Only the free flow of information, unhampered by security forces and the NLD (National League For Democracy party) government, can accurately ...
Regardless of the motive behind Ko Ni's murder, it is a blow to the consolidation of the country's democratization process.


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