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The National League For Democracy's (NLD) election victory came with majorities in all states and regions of southeastern Myanmar except for Shan State. A significant decline in violent conflict has increased stability in many parts and access to ...
On Monday, a statement from the groups headlined Stop Killing innocent Rohingya in Arakan (the British colonial name for Rakhine) claimed that following the attacks more than 10 innocent Rohingya were killed by Myanmar military forces and police ...

In Burma's general election in November 2015, many ethnic Kachin voted in support of the National League For Democracy (NLD) based on party leader Aung San Suu Kyi's promises of change. They believed that she would stand with them and speak on ...
"The NLD will compete in the different parliaments. Daw Su Su Lwin still remains as the NLD representative, and she is feeling happy.
RANGOON - A Rangoon motel has filed a lawsuit against a National League For Democracy lawmaker, U Nyan Linn, accusing him and two friends of swearing, threatening and drunkenly fighting with motel staff on Saturday evening.
WHEN IT became obvious last November that the National League For Democracy was heading for a landslide election victory, party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urged her supporters not to gloat.

Lower House Speaker Win Myint said that the National League For Democracy had kept sealed envelopes containing the belongings of its representatives at the party office and would not declare them.
The political landscape of Burma - arguably now more widely known by its new name, Myanmar - has been increasingly prettified since the National League For Democracy (NLD) took power as the governing party last year, and this week it underwent further ...
A member of Myanmar's ruling pro-democracy party has pressed charges against two villagers for insulting the government's new leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a police officer said on Friday.
RANGOON - National League For Democracy (NLD) divisional lawmaker U Than Naing Oo called on the Rangoon Division government to investigate the legal status of foreign workers in the city, who he believed were flouting visa regulations and harming ...
National League For Democracy MPs have been forced to reconcile their roles in supporting democracy with the machinations of governance following a chiding in which they were told to stop asking "tough questions".
With the installation of the new National League For Democracy (NLD) government in April, some expected foreign investment to pour in to Burma's "frontier" market. However, many investors having been sitting tight, waiting on the required legal reform ...
President Htin Kyaw of Myanmar and the leader of the National League For Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in March. Parliament voted this week to put an end to the Emergency Provisions Act.
Concerns are once again emerging over the future of the National League For Democracy, amid doubts over its commitment to democratic principles.
In November 2015, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's National League For Democracy (NLD) won the Myanmar national election in a landslide, ending 50 years of military rule.
Myanmar has scrapped a stringent law which had been used by the former military leaders to silence opponents. The Emergency Provisions Act was introduced in 1950 after independence from Britain.
A National League For Democracy MP is being investigated by police following reports of a raucous evening this weekend that ended with an allegation of intimidation at a motel in his constituency.

After the National League For Democracy (NLD) took power, Myanmar has transitioned from autocracy to democracy.
The ruling National League For Democracy celebrated it's the 28th anniversary of its founding at its headquarters in Yangon yesterday.
Lawmakers in the lower house yesterday voted in favour of taking disciplinary action against the Myanmar National human rights Commission after the body's botched handling of a child torture case.
Mathieson added that the population Control Law should be immediately repealed by the National League For Democracy-led (NLD) government. Furthermore, the NLD should respond by "stand[ing] firm" against racism and "commit to providing healthcare for ...
Known as the Saffron Revolution, the monk-led antigovernment protests of August and September 2007 were, for many people outside the country, their first exposure to the brutality of Burma's former military regime. The domestic ... "Aung San Suu Kyi's ...
But there is one dam that China never managed to get built: the Myitsone Dam in Burma (Myanmar). And Chinese ... The National League For Democracy, led by the former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, won the election in a landslide. Though Suu Kyi ...
Since her party, the National League For Democracy (NLD), secured a landslide victory in the first openly contested general election in a quarter century last November, Suu Kyi has occupied several key positions including the newly created role of ...
Maung Maung Thaik, who died five years ago on September 25, designed the iconic NLD flag back in 1988. Photo: Aung Khant / The Myanmar Times. Maung Maung Thaik, who designed the original flag of the National League For Democracy, died five years ...
Political observers view the five departments as bastions of corruption that are anathema to the democratically elected, civilian-led government of the ruling National League For Democracy (NLD) party which assumed power in April. The NLD under ...
"The United States is now prepared to lift sanctions that we have imposed on Burma for quite some time," he said. "It is the right thing to do in order to ensure that the people of ... Given the fragile state of party politics in Myanmar, whereby the ...
BURMA ... RANGOON - The Lower House approved the emergency proposal of MP U Htay Win Aung, calling for the dismissal of three Myanmar National human rights Commission (MNHRC) members for urging two underage domestic workers to settle a case of abuse ...
Initial restoration work began on 600 pagodas in 1975 following an earthquake, but that work was roundly criticized as poor. Undeterred efforts were stepped up after the pro-democracy movement was crushed in 1988, with much of the attempted restoration ...
In November 2015, Burma's National League For Democracy (NLD), the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won a parliamentary majority in the country's first free elections since 1990.
There is only one medical doctor and 26 medical workers among 97 villages around the town of Lahe, according to Lucas Thet Naung, a National League For Democracy (NLD) lawmaker for Lahe constituency. "The government needs to prioritize basic health ...
But a spokesperson for Burma's ruling party, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League For Democracy (NLD), warned that the Arakan State government would be acting out of bounds if it tried to carry out the demolitions.
The September 14 meeting in Washington was the first by Aung San Suu Kyi as Myanmar's leader since her pro-democracy party won a stunning victory over the country's military rulers in elections last year. "The United States is now prepared to lift ...
21 September 2016 - Mounting the podium of the General Assembly as the representative of Myanmar's first civilian government in over 50 years, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said today that the same spirit and goals that inspired the founding of ...
Susanna Naw Hla Soe, a National League For Democracy (NLD) lawmaker who represents Yangon in Myanmar's upper house of parliament, noted that the body's women and children's rights Commission has received complaint letters about the case.
But refugees from Myanmar, whose leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited Washington last week, have quietly outpaced Syrian arrivals in recent years, even as Syria's civil war intensifies, with an increasing number coming from the marginalized Rohingya ...
The iconic photo in which medical student Win Zaw (L) and house surgeon Dr. Saw Lwin carry 16-year-old pro-democracy protestor Win Maw Oo to an ambulance after she was fatally shot on September 18, 1988.
The bill was proposed after Myanmar's first civilian government, led by the National League For Democracy (NLD) party of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, took power in late March. In late May, Fortify rights had called on parliament to repeal ...
Since 1991, in the wake of the then-junta's brutal crackdown on a nationwide pro-democracy uprising three years earlier and nullification of Myanmar's 1990 election results, the EU has sponsored an annual resolution calling for improved human rights ...
political analysts and activists said the decision also puts a greater responsibility on the National League For Democracy (NLD) government to make sure "crony" businessmen improve their practices, which have often involved allegations of corruption ...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi told U.S. business leaders on Thursday that the country's pro-democracy government has undertaken several measures to create a more welcoming business environment, and that their investments will help the ...
Like most workers and union members in Myanmar's quickly growing garment sector, Myat Thiri Nwe voted for Aung San Suu Kyi in last November's elections, hoping that her National League For Democracy (NLD) would be able to raise incomes and improve ...
RANGOON - The National League For Democracy (NLD)-dominated Upper House of Parliament voted down a proposal to expand ethnic minority language education on Monday, citing a need to first "prioritize nationwide peace.
WASHINGTON - As Myanmar's pro-democracy figure and government leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, makes her way through Washington's power centers this week, one face is particularly familiar: Senator Mitch Mcconnell, who has been watching her for ... Mr ...
Myanmese President U Htin Kyaw paid a visit to New Delhi late last month, the first time a top-level official from the country has visited India since the National League For Democracy (NLD) came to power in Myanmar. Quite a number of agreements in ...
A National League For Democracy official from Pyin Oo Lwin could face legal action after comments he made online regarding two local women caused significant offence and a minor scandal.
... formation in 2011, the Myanmar National human rights Commission has been a lightning rod for criticism. This hasn't gone away under the National League For Democracy government; if anything, the volume and tone has been ratcheted up. ... Some ...
The Panglong peace process, commenced under the National League For Democracy (NLD) government, offers the greatest prospects for peace since Myanmar's transition to democracy began in 2011. The effect of the planned six-monthly peace talks will ...
In the Lower House, Myint Lwin asked about government plans for revitalizing the publishing industry in Burma and facilitating translation work to help promote Burmese literature.
Ko Ni, the legal advisor for Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League For Democracy (NLD), said that the law was urgently needed.


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