14 STORIES TAGGED ‘NLD’

Karen Groups Express Solidarity with Jailed Kachin Activists

December 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Peace Support Network put out a statement condemning the conviction and jailing of three Kachin peace activists claiming the action is designed to silence the criticism of Myanmar’s military and its abuses. The three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau J... Read more ►

*USDP newspaper claims crime ‘rampant’ under NLD

August 25, 2016  •  Author: Htet Khaung Lin/Myanmar Now

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – A newspaper published by the former ruling party of ex-generals has claimed that crime has sharply risen under the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, and that her efforts to impose rule of law have failed. The Union Daily, a littl... Read more ►

Karen State Government Approves Key Ministries – Military to Boss Security and Border Affairs

April 14, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen State parliament approved six key ministries on April 7 that will be run by two independent academics, a representative of the military, Members of Parliament from the National League for Democracy and the Union Solidarity and Development Party. Nan Khin Htwe Myint... Read more ►

*‘We attend this parliament term with high hopes’

April 9, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win & Htet Khaung Linn

SNLD lawmaker Sai Thiha Kyaw shares his thoughts on what the NLD government could achieve for Shan State and what issues he will address. NAYPYITAW (Myanmar Now) – Sai Thiha Kyaw is a two-term lawmaker in the Lower House representing Mongyai Township in northern Shan ... Read more ►

*A legacy of land disputes awaits NLD govt

March 29, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho (Myanmar Now)

The new government will have to address numerous junta-era land grabs, such as in Ayeyawaddy Region’s Pantanaw Township where hundreds of farmers lost land. PANTANAW, Ayeyarwady Region (Myanmar Now) – As darkness fell in Khanwebo on the night of February 3, a sudden ... Read more ►

*First civilian president in decades for Myanmar, but not Suu Kyi

March 10, 2016  •  Author: Swe Win and Ei Cherry Aung (Myanmar Now)

NAY PYI TAW (Myanmar Now) – Myanmar’s new parliament nominated four presidential candidates on Thursday, with Htin Kyaw, a nominee from the National League for Democracy (NLD), tipped to be president. One name was notably absent – Nobel peace laureate and NLD l... Read more ►

Karen State Parliament to be Chaired by NLD

February 5, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The second term of the Karen State Parliament meeting is scheduled to start on 8 February, 2016 and the chairperson is expected to be a Member of State Parliament from the National League for Democracy. The Karen State Party’s chairperson, Nan Khin Htwe Myint, said that th... Read more ►

*Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes On New NLD Government

January 15, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now

Lives in limbo for over four years, many hope the new government will prioritise peace in Kachin so they could go home MYITKYINA, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – For more than six months in 2011, Ywe Ja refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin State despite heavy fight... Read more ►

Karen Voters Put Their Trust In Suu Kyi But Voice Concerns over Future

November 19, 2015  •  Author: *Charles Hardman

Hpa An – election day. The queues had built up well before the 6am start to vote. There was a quiet buzz around the schools being used as polling stations with families and friends emerging smiling and photographing inked fingers. Everyone said they were voting for the Nat... Read more ►

Karen State: NLD Senior Members Defect To Join New Karen Party

August 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Two senior members of the Karen State’s National League for Democracy resigned from the party to join the newly formed Karen Party. According to a Karen state NLD official, Saw Poe Wah, vice chairman of NLD Karen State, and Saw K’lue Htaw, administrative committee me... Read more ►

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