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Showing posts with label Democracy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Democracy. Show all posts

Friday, February 19, 2021

In Myanmar’s uprising, some fight for more than just 'democracy'

The World
Patrick Winn
February 17, 2021
The generals, most of whom are ethnically Burmese, have immense power but little public support. Their coup has enraged much of the population, from the mountains to the sea.



Demonstrators gather in an intersection close to Sule Pagoda to protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 17, 2021. Demonstrators in Myanmar gathered Wednesday in their largest numbers so far to protest the military’s seizure of power, even after a UN human rights expert warned that troops being brought to Yangon and elsewhere could signal the prospect of major violence.Credit:AP

When Stella Naw was a schoolgirl in Myanmar’s hilly upcountry, her textbooks had plenty to say about the Burmese — the country’s predominant ethnicity.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

TheNewArab

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. 

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In Myanmar, Democracy’s Dead End

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