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Now, the former lawyer and pro-democracy activist stands in position to challenge the military head on as the country's new president, part of an unsuspected reshuffle that could ... A stalwart of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Win Myint, 66, is considered a close confidant to Suu Kyi.
Myanmar stands at a critical crossroads in its democratic transition. In late March, the Union Parliament elected former Speaker of the Lower House U Win Myint as the country's new president. U Win Myint is a longtime member of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and a trusted partner of ...

But three years ago she was asked to run for parliament by the National League for Democracy (NLD), the political party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, the activist whose long campaign for democracy was instrumental in ending military rule in Myanmar. She enthusiastically answered the call, and won.
By NYAN HLAING LYNN | FRONTIER. IN A MAJOR development in the Pyithu Hluttaw, deputy speaker U T Khun Myat was elected as speaker on March 22, replacing U Win Myint, a stalwart of the National League for Democracy, who had resigned the previous day to contest the presidency. T Khun Myat ...
As the two-year anniversary of the ruling National League for Democracy's (NLD) ascension to power in Myanmar approaches, positions in the party are being reshuffled. President Htin Kyaw stepped down on March 21, citing the need to “take a rest” from politics. Also last week, Win Myint, speaker of the ...
The real story isn't about the resignation of the President or his replacement, but rather the ageing leadership of the ruling National League for Democracy. For months, the NLD government has warned journalists not to comment on the health of the President or other officials. It has been one of an ...

(CNN) Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, one of the most loyal allies of the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has resigned due to ill health, the ... Htin Kyaw, 71, was sworn in as Myanmar's official president in 2016 after Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won landmark elections.
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements. ... Sanny: We came to realize that the congress [of the Burma Socialist Program Party] was a rubber-stamp body; that the education system was not a good one; and that it ...
MYANMAR'S economy is still in the woods: The Aung San Suu Kyi-led government has delayed a long-awaited reform to allow foreign companies to ... The pace of growth of both foreign investment and gross domestic product has slowed since her National League for Democracy took office in 2015.
FOR ALL the discussion about conflict in Rakhine State since 2012, the topic has rarely been broached in Myanmar's national parliament. ... Little has changed under the National League for Democracy – in fact, some say lawmakers have become less active on the issue, even as it has grown in importance ...
Two years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) into government in Myanmar amid a global outpouring of support and goodwill. When she arrives in Australia for this weekend's ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the welcome will be cooler, tempered by her government's ...
The amendments, put forth by the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), were passed by the upper house of parliament on March 7, despite 21 lawmakers from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) voting with some parliamentarians from the military and other parties ...
YANGON — Two years ago today, Parliament elected U Htin Kyaw — nominated by the National League for Democracy (NLD) after its 2015 election win ... commander-in-chief of Myanmar's military and the fifth president of the country, which was then known as the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma.
After decades of military suppression, the military junta transferred parts of the country's administration to a civilian government and in 2015 Aung San Suu Kyi won the elections with the National League for Democracy (NLD). International sanctions were lifted and Myanmar was praised for its economic ...
The leading pro-democracy party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), contested the by-elections of April 2012, won most of the seats, and entered ... Besides the Myanmar public's widespread rejection of the military government, populism played a large part in the NLD's electoral successes. To fan ...
Htay Oo, an NLD lawmaker in the upper house of Myanmar's parliament, discusses proposed amendments to the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful ... In February, the civilian government under de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party proposed adding a ...
The Rohingya have lived in Myanmar for generations, primarily in the country's Rakhine state, and have long faced severe discrimination from the .... a leader in the country's pro-democracy movement, helping establish a new political party, the National League for Democracy, and demanding more rights ...

A former civil servant, NLD activist, and political prisoner has received an outpouring of sympathy online after sharing an essay about his struggle to survive without the support of the party he once fought for – the party that now controls Myanmar's government. Aung Hein Yay Oo, 74, worked for the ...
When Myanmar enacted the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law in the landmark 2010 reforms, the outside world applauded and welcomed the ... However, the recent move by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) to change the law is alarming both ends of the political spectrum.
“This incident will be carefully reviewed by the CEC and regulatory group,” he added. “If he was trying to fulfill his duties, he will be allowed to keep his membership in the NLD.” Earlier in January, residents of Bago called for the resignation of Chief Minister U Wun Thein accusing him of failing to address ...
Myanmar has faced a lot challenges on the diplomatic front because of its rulers over the past five decades. Though it was expected that Myanmar's international diplomatic relations would recover after the elected National League for Democracy [NLD] government came to power, the conflict in Rakhine ...
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) will hold a party assembly this year to elect members of its Central Executive Committee, ahead of the ... The majority of Myanmar citizens do not consider Muslims in northern Rakhine as among the country's ethnic groups, but as illegal immigrants from ...
Economist and member of National League for Democracy (NLD)'s economic committee Dr Aung Ko Ko spoke exclusively to The Daily Eleven that the author behind Section 25 will be responsible for enormous amounts of 'black' money that would crash into Myanmar from malicious organizations such as ...
The 103 rd birthday of General Aung San and Children's Day were celebrated at the headquarters of the ruling National League for Democracy on ... The speaker gave an account of the biography of Myanmar's independence hero General Aung San, while MP Nay Phone Latt raised questions with the ...
ERIC Rose from Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited (HRMR), the Myanmar affiliate of New York-based Herzfeld & Rubin PC (H&R), attributed his exit to the combination of government inaction, the Rakhine crisis, remaining US financial sanctions and the suspension of the EU-Myanmar ...
LEADERS of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) on Monday called on ethnic people and democracy advocates across the country to ... To unite Myanmar and to harmonise nationalist ideology and the union spirit, practical efforts must be made to build the union without any outside influence.
The elevation of Win Myint to Myanmar's presidency has been seen as a positive step in dealing with what some regard as a power vacuum behind Aung San Suu Kyi within the ruling National League for Democracy. Former Lower House speaker Win Myint, 66, was sworn in as Myanmar's new president ...


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