Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
Shan Nationalities League for Democracy spokesman Sai Leik says the new government should offer jobs to ethnic political leaders and devolve powers away from Naypyitaw.
Stay-at-home orders and restrictions on domestic travel could be eased while small religious gatherings may be permitted.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.
The armed group has called for voting to be held in Rakhine State by the end of the year in the areas where it was canceled.
‘The people of Myanmar have clearly demonstrated their attachment to democracy,’ the EU said in a statement on Sunday’s general election.
As Myanmar prepares to vote, The Irrawaddy asks international observers who have been following the country’s political issues for years for their views on the Nov. 8 election.
As Myanmar prepares to vote, The Irrawaddy asks Priscilla Clapp, a former US diplomat and long-term observer of Myanmar, for her views on the Nov. 8 election.
This week elderly Myanmar voters cast advance ballots, the UEC warned unruly party supporters, and the November election recorded its first campaign violence fatality.
This week the Arakan Army admitted abducting three ruling party candidates, unsealed advance ballots from the military were rejected, and ethnic parties asked that cancellation areas
Michael Kyaw Myint has been hit with fresh charges under the Immigration Law during his trial in Mandalay.
The Election Commission has defended its choice of no-vote areas, saying it consulted security-related ministries and the military; it said some areas are under review.
Critics have raised questions over the areas where voting has been banned by the UEC for alleged security reasons.