By-election Shows Good Perspective as Ethnic Parties Win in Ethnic Areas

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

November 3rd by-election expressed good perspective in the ethnic constituencies where ethnic political parties gained seats, responsible persons from Karen People’s Party (KPP) and the Karen National Party (KNP) told Karen News. “People’s trust gradually falls back... Read more ►

*Though few in number, ethnic MPs are hopeful about new Parliament

January 29, 2016  •  Author: Connor Macdonald & Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now

Ahead of the new NLD-dominated assembly, six newly elected MPs from five ethnic parties speak about their aspirations, what alliances they will form, and what drives them. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – The faces of Myanmar’s new Parliament, when it convenes in Napyitaw on F... Read more ►

Ethnic Party Alliance Has Little Faith In Gov’t’s Peace Convention

January 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A major Burma ethnic political alliance claims that the government’s peace convention will fail. The alliance said in a statement that convention, part of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, is scheduled to start on January 12, is unlikely to lead to a genuine democratic ... Read more ►

New Karen Party Can’t Campaign Until it Receives Approval Of Its Registration

October 28, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen National Party (KNP), a newly formed Karen political party has yet to hear back from the Union Election Commission if its registration has been formally accepted. The KNP said it is reluctant to carry out any of the party campaigns as it has not yet received respon... Read more ►

Karen State Based Political Parties Back Election Commission Proposal for Land and Tax-Free Car Import Permits

June 26, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

The majority of Karen State based political parties are willing to accept proposed offer put up by the Union Election Commission of Burma (EUC) of providing political parties with land for office space and five vehicles tax-free import permits. The Election Commission’s pr... Read more ►

Kayin People’s Party Leader Visits Norway

February 20, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Kayin People’s Party’s youth chairperson Saw Win Kyaw traveled to Norway this week to meet with Karen community groups living overseas. Saw Win Kyaw told Karen News that he is using the opportunity to share the KPP’s plans and to keep overseas community members up to d... Read more ►

Karen State: Suu Kyi Lobby’s for Constitutional Reform

January 26, 2014  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The National League for Democracy has hit the campaign early in an attempt to overturn Burma’s contentious National Constitution that effectively bars its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National Leaugue of... Read more ►

NLD meet to plan changes to 2008 Constitution

October 13, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party the National League for Democracy held a public meeting in Karen State to discuss changes to the National Constitution that was put in place by the country’s former military dictatorship. A central committee member of the NLD, Nan K... Read more ►

88 Generation: The struggle for democracy continues…

August 8, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

More than 5,000 Burmese people turned up at the Myanmar Convention Centre to show their support for the 1988 democracy protest anniversary. The silver jubilee anniversary commemorating the 8.8.88 uprising that swept through Burma 25 years ago finished today with democracy l... Read more ►

NLD’s education network wins Myanmar Citizen Award

June 13, 2013  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin (KIC)

The National League for Democracy’s Education Network, is the winner of the Myanmar Citizen Award for 2013, it was announced on June 10. The Myanmar Citizen Award is awarded annually by the Citizen Award Committee formed by Overseas Myanmar Families to honor people and gr... Read more ►

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