During talks in Taunggyi, the SNLD asked the ruling party to give its members positions of responsibility, and offered to mediate with other ethnic parties.
Avoiding the venue disputes that have led to the cancellation of talks with parties in other states, the NLD delegation also plans to meet a fourth party on Friday.
Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.
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
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.
Gender analyst Aye Lei Tun argues that obstacles within political parties and hostile community attitudes prevent the harnessing of female talent in politics.
Will federal units be drafting ‘state constitutions’ or ‘state laws’? That’s the latest hang-up.
More than 30 pro-military parties told the army chief they feared November’s vote would be unfair; he offered them support, but stayed within constitutional limits.
As a terrorist group, the AA will not be invited to this month’s Union Peace Conference, the government said, prompting the Brotherhood Alliance to threaten a boycott.
Volunteers are helping Thailand’s large population of migrant voters, many of whom are voting for the first time, register to cast ballots early.
Ethnic Pa-O farmers say they have no choice but to continue growing crops on land confiscated by the military years ago and forcibly taken from them in recent months.
A Shan State lawmaker spoke out against the continued approval of a coal plant in Tigyit despite its damage to local residents’ health and environment.
Amid the world’s longest-running ethnic insurgency, Karen people have initiated a conservation project that advances a vision for peace and self-determination.
Whether it’s to celebrate their history, find long-lost loved ones or just enjoy the festivities, people flock to Shan State National Day from all corners of the region