The National League for Democracy says it wants to hear the voices and concerns of ethnic parties but has been inflexible on where to open their talks.
Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing would supply 300,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Myanmar.
The government’s new approach to negotiating peace aims for greater inclusiveness and to bring non-NCA signatories into the process, the State Counselor said.
Observers welcomed the move as a further sign that both sides in the Rakhine conflict are serious about peace and said it raised hopes that canceled voting could be held.
Understanding these eight points about Thailand’s geopolitical strategy will help the Biden administration achieve its aims in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Irrawaddy explores whether the USDP’s repeated failures at the polls will move the Tatmadaw into a new era with the governing NLD.
Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
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.
Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.
Election sub-commissions in several parts of the country are investigating complaints of improper ballot handling, fake stamps and other violations during early voting.
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
Before his detention, the key figure behind the UDP developed a network of connections ranging from Chinese triads and Wa warlords to the DEA and foreign diplomats.
In Kayah State, an alliance between ethnic parties and dissatisfaction with the NLD’s record over the past five years could hurt the ruling camp in the election.
This week a survey claimed trust in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has risen, an NLD member fled a mob and other parties stepped up campaigning despite COVID-19 rules.
Three hopefuls from popular ethnic parties and a ruling party lawmaker touted their policies and grilled one another in a pre-election debate in Kachin State on Monday.