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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

ဟီလာရီ ေျပာသည့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ (HARD CHOICE) (နိဂုံး)


Hla Soewai
Dec 01 2020

၂၀၁၂ နိုဝင္ဘာလထဲတြင္ သမၼတ အိုဘားမား သည္ ျမန္မာျပည္ရွိ ‘တိုးတက္မႈ အလင္းတန္း” ေလးအား ကိုယ္တိုင္ကိုယ္က် သြားေရာက္ၾကည့္ရႈရန္ ဆုံးျဖတ္လိုက္သည္။ သမၼတ အျဖစ္ ျပန္လည္ အေရြးခ်ယ္ ခံရ ၿပီးေနာက္ သူ၏ ပထမဆုံး ျပည္ပ ခရီးစဥ္ ျဖစ္သည္။ ခရီးအတူတူ သြားျဖစ္ခဲ့သည့္ ေနာက္ဆုံးခရီးစဥ္လည္း ျဖစ္ေပလိမ့္မည္။

ထိုင္းဘုရင္ႏွင့္ အတူ သူ၏ ဘန္ေကာက္ ေဆး႐ုံသို႔ အတူတူ သြားေရာက္ၾကည့္ရႈခဲ့ၿပီးေနာက္ ကေမၻာဒီယား တြင္ က်င္းပမည့္ အေရွ႕အာရွ ထိပ္သီး ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ မတိုင္မီ ေျခာက္နာရီ ခရီးစဥ္အျဖစ္ ျမန္မာ သို႔ ထြက္ခြာ လာခဲ့ၾကသည္။ သမၼတသည္ သိန္းစိန္ႏွင့္ေကာ ေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ပါ ေတြ႕ဆုံရန္ ရွိၿပီး ရန္ကုန္တကၠသိုလ္ တြင္ ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားကို မိန႔္ခြန္းေျပာရန္လည္း စီစဥ္ထားသည္။

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Suu Kyi's Myanmar election win fails to excite foreign investors

Nikkei staff writer
November 24, 2020
Aung San Suu Kyi's fervid supporters show a clear contrast from the cool attitude of western media and human rights organizations. (Nikkei montage/Source photo by Reuters) 
Overseas companies put off by red tape, poor infrastructure and plight of Rohingya

YANGON -- Aung San Suu Kyi's landslide Myanmar election win this month triggered a frenzy of excitement among her supporters, but it was met with cool shrugs by many foreign governments and investors seeking economic and political reform.

On the polling day of Nov. 8, voters lined up from early morning to cast their ballots support for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. And for three nights, dozens of people stood outside the NLD's headquarters in Yangon chanting her name as incoming results pointed to a huge victory for the party.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not for the Reasons You Think

The New York Times 
 By Min Zin
Mr. Min Zin is a political scientist.
Nov. 23, 2020
Credit...Ye Aung Thu/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

YANGON, Myanmar — The National League for Democracy, the incumbent party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, secured another landslide victory in the general elections of Nov. 8. It did better even than in 2015, a landmark election, winning this year 396 of the 476 elected seats to be filled in both the lower and the upper houses. (Another 166 seats were reserved for military appointees.)

And the N.L.D. obtained this result despite the government’s weak performance on its key pledges during its first term in office — constitutional reform, national reconciliation and peace, socioeconomic improvement — and the rise of both ethnic minority parties and new challengers. In addition to Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (U.S.D.P.), some 90 parties fielded candidates this year.

So what does the outcome say about what Myanmar’s voters really care about?

Suu Kyi's capabilities tested amid numerous issues plaguing Myanmar: Yomiuri Shimbun


Editorial Notes
Nov 23, 2020

The paper says there has been little progress on ending the civil war between the military and ethnic minorities, issues that Aung San Suu Kyi included in her campaign pledges.

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivering a speech on State Television in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Nov 9, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TOKYO (THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Efforts to weaken the military's involvement in politics are essential if Myanmar is to promote democratisation and achieve domestic stability. Aung San Suu Kyi's ability to take action is being called into question.

In the Myanmar general election, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), led by State Counsellor Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of the government, won more than 80 per cent of the seats up for grabs, maintaining its sole majority. Suu Kyi's popularity has been demonstrated, but the future will be difficult.

The NLD won a landslide in the previous election in 2015, marking a shift from the military-centred political rule that lasted more than half a century. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

UK PM raises Rohingya concerns in call with Myanmar leader

FILE PHOTO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is welcomed by Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw,

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the UK's ongoing concerns over the Rohingya crisis and the conflict in Rakhine when he spoke by phone to Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, his office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison) 

Link : Here

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy


Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is set to form a civilian government for the second time in a row following the end of Myanmar's 50-year military rule.

The NLD won by a huge margin of 396 parliamentary seats in the 8 November election against the military-aligned main opposition party the Union Solidarity of Development Party (USDP), securing a second five-year term.

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar. 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Editorial: Time for Aung San Suu Kyi to start acting like the Nobel winner she is

Los Angeles Times
The Times Editorial Board
Nov. 11, 2020
Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in 2017.
(Aung Shine Oo / Associated Press)

While much of the world has been fixated on the electoral drama in the U.S., another fraught election took place this past weekend in a country racked by violence and human rights abuses.

For only the second time since it transitioned from a military dictatorship into a fledgling democracy in 2015, voters in the South Asian country of Myanmar went to the polls to elect members of its parliament. The ruling National League of Democracy, the party of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Sui Kyi, has reportedly won in a bigger landslide than it did five years ago. Just as in the U.S., masses of voters turned out, enduring long lines despite a surge of coronavirus cases.

Myanmar Election Delivers Another Decisive Win for Aung San Suu Kyi

The New York Times 
By Hannah Beech and Saw Nang
Nov. 11, 2020

The civilian leader’s reputation overseas has been stained by her defense of a military accused of genocide. But in voting on Sunday, her party easily secured a parliamentary majority.

Supporters of the National League for Democracy in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday with portraits of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whom many in the country still regard as a bulwark against military rule.Credit...Ye Aung Thu/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The political party led by Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is poised to stay in power after winning what is only the second truly contested election the country has held in decades, though one in which many voters from ethnic minority groups were prevented from casting their ballots.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

What will Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party’s win mean for the Rohingya people?

Nov 11, 2020

Human Rights activist and president of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation Tun Khin discusses Myanmar’s ruling party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, claiming victory in Monday’s general election and what it means for the Rohingya people.

Link: Here

Suu Kyi's party says it won landslide victory in Myanmar polls

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Aung San Suu Kyi in line for second term as Myanmar votes counted

9 Nov 2020

Early election results are expected on Monday as voters thronged polling stations despite pandemic.

The elections commission expects to announce early official results on Monday [Shwe Paw Mya Tin/Reuters] 

Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win a second term in office when authorities in Myanmar release early election results on Monday.

Sunday’s general election was seen as a referendum on the government led by Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), which remains popular at home but has seen its reputation collapse overseas amid allegations of genocide against the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority.

Aung San Suu Kyi expected to keep power in Myanmar election

The Guardian  

Rebecca Ratcliffe
South-east Asia correspondent
Sun 8 Nov 2020

‘Mother Suu’ remains popular despite coronavirus, conflict in Rakhine state and genocide charges

Voters wearing protective face masks line up to cast their ballots at a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Thein Zaw/AP

Voters across Myanmar have gone to the polls for an election that is expected to return to power the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains hugely popular at home despite allegations of a genocide that have destroyed her reputation abroad.

Queues of people waited in line, in some cases for hours, to cast their ballots on Sunday in the country’s second general election since the end of full military rule. Most were wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus. The country has confirmed more than 60,000 infections, the majority of which were reported since mid-August.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Rohingyas Brace For The Worst During Myanmar’s Election As Suu Kyi Takes The Lead

Transcontinental Times
By Tanbirul Miraj Ripon
November 8, 2020

The future of democracy and the fate of the Rohingya refugees hangs in the balance

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

MYANMAR. Yangon: The country’s general election took place today. Due to COVID-19, voting has been completed in accordance with health regulations. Because of this, voting is still going on in some areas. A majority of 322 seats are needed to form a government. The National League For Democracy (NLD) and the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) have received the majority of the votes so far. Early results show the NLD have already secured 13 Seats, with 33,677 votes, and the USDP with currently zero seats, but 12,133 votes.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

As Suu Kyi Denies Genocide, Opponents Up Anti-Rohingya Rhetoric

Courthouse News Service
“The party runs the risk of losing its main prop.”Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes a hand gesture while wearing a face shield, mask and gloves during a September 8 flag-raising ceremony to mark the first day of election campaigning at the National League for Democracy party’s temporary headquarters in Naypyitaw. Myanmar holds a general election on November 8. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) — As Aung San Suu Kyi is vilified internationally for denying genocide against the Rohingya, her opponents in Sunday’s Myanmar election are ramping up the rhetoric against the Muslim minority.

There was global revulsion at military-backed operations in 2017 that saw hundreds of thousands of people flee burning villages into the squalor of refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

DIVISIVE LEADER Who is Aung San Suu Kyi and what are the accusations against Myanmar’s leader?

Cyrus Engineer 
3 Nov 2020,
AUNG San Suu Kyi was one of the world's most admired and respected leaders, with many hoping she would usher in a new era for war-plagued Myanmar.

She has risen to power after becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners but has been condemned over her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

Aung San Suu Kyi is the controversial leader of MyanmarCredit: EPA

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi?

Born in what was then known as Rangoon, Burma, in the final days of World War Two, Aung San Suu Kyi suffered early tragedies as her father was assassinated while her sister drowned in a lake.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Myanmar Rohingya feel anger and despair before election

October 30, 2020 

Members of Muslim group stripped of citizenship can't vote or run for parliament

A man and a girl stand outside their home in a village in the state of Rakhine, western Myanmar, in 2018. (Photo by Cape Diamond)
CAPE DIAMOND, Contributing writerOctober 30, 2020 16:18 JST

YANGON -- Anger and despair is spreading among the Rohingya in Myanmar before the country's general election on Nov. 8 as many in the Muslim group have had their citizenship stripped and are barred from voting or running for parliament.

Tayub Uddin, 65, is a Rohingya politician in Yangon and serves as a senior vice chairman of the Democracy and Human Rights Party, a Rohingya political party. While he is actively participating in politics, his family members in Rakhine State, located on the country's western coast and home to many Rohingya, are not recognized as citizens.

Timeline: Myanmar's Troubled Recent Past, Ahead of November 8 Polls

Poppy McPherson

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi casts an advance vote ahead of November 8th general election in Naypyitaw, Myanmar October 29, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Thar Byaw 

Yangon: Myanmar goes to the polls on November 8, 2020, in its second general election since the end of full military rule in 2011.

Here is a timeline of some key events in the nation’s recent rocky history:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

OP-ED: Democracy without rights

Dhaka Tribune 

Md Jahid Hashan
Published : October 26th, 2020 

A call for postponing the elections was confidently dismissed by the ruling NLD REUTERS

The 2020 Myanmar general election is already shaping up to be fundamentally flawed.

The 2020 Myanmar general election is scheduled to be held on November 8. This election is a significant landmark, as Myanmar’s second general election is based on a multi-party democracy. It is also a crucial litmus test of the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) ability to rule properly.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Suu Kyi’s tainted policies alienate foreign investors


by Rory Wallace
October 15, 2020

YANGON – Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is putting off foreign companies that emphasize human rights in their investment decisions, as Britain’s CDC Group, Norway’s Telenor and international mining groups struggle to navigate her administration’s controversial policies and their associated reputation risks.

That’s holding back the underdeveloped nation’s economic and business potential, significantly at a time the de facto national leader is running for national re-election amid a moribund economy. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Don’t be fooled. Myanmar’s ‘democratic election’ is a sham.

The Washington Post 
Opinion by Tun Khin 
Oct. 14, 2020
Tun Khin is president of the Burma Rohingya Organization UK.
What a difference five years can make. In 2015, many of my fellow Rohingya people cheered as the party of the famed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in Myanmar’s first democratic elections of the 21st century, bringing an end to decades of outright military rule. Euphoria reigned. We hoped not only for a new beginning for the country, but also for an end to the oppression against us.

Today, as Myanmar gears up for another general election on Nov. 8, the situation is starkly different. Three years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi, now the country’s de facto head of state, stood by as military leaders launched a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that killed thousands of Rohingya and drove more than 700,000 across the border into Bangladesh, where they now languish in immense refugee camps. The roughly 500,000 who remain in the country have been effectively disenfranchised. They are denied access to Myanmar’s democracy simply because of who they are.