Thursday, January 28th, 2016


New parliamentary sessions which are the vital change of Myanmar history are going to be held on February 1. This parliament is the one that largely represents the public the military coup in 1962. It will elect new administration headed by National League for Democracy. It is the very first government elected by the public in fifty years. This is the result and the victory of the public’s desire through the 2015 election. Although there were credible confirmations for the power transferring, the country’s socio-politics is assumed as the political malaise in which the country’s politics, economy and social conditions are in dilemma.
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As 2016 begins, an historic contest is under way over competing development models – that is, strategies to promote economic growth – between China, on the one hand, and the US and other Western countries on the other. Although this contest has been largely hidden from public view, the outcome will determine the fate of much of Eurasia for decades to come.
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Burma has arrested a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising on grounds of illegally crossing the border, media said on Wednesday, spotlighting the issue of political prisoners that faces Aung San Suu Kyi’s incoming government.
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Burmese authorities should immediately drop all politically motivated charges against hundreds of detainees and unconditionally release them, Human Rights Watch said today. President Thein Sein should fulfill pledges he made over three years ago to free all of the country’s political prisoners.
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The Arakan State government plans to relocate 32 households displaced by recent conflict in Mrauk-U Township, according to a state official.
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Student activists in Mandalay demonstrated on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the beginning of a protest march that would be violently dispersed by Burmese authorities 50 days later, with commemorators calling for the release of all political prisoners, including dozens detained following the police crackdown.
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A Rangoon court is expected to deliver a ruling later this week on the case of a Kachin social worker arrested in October over a Facebook post he disputes sharing, according to the defendant’s wife.
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Deadly clashes have broken out between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State, according to a spokesperson for the Palaung armed group.
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Burmese model Zune Thinzar, a social media celebrity known for her racy photoshoots, was attacked by members of the audience while performing at a concert to commemorate Kayah State Day in Loikaw, the Karenni State capital.
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The Arakan National Party (ANP) has said that it will dominate a minority government formed in Burma’s westernmost state and has warned the National League for Democracy not to get in its way.
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The Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) 2015 Central Committee plenum has passed a six-point resolution included a goal of working to establish a genuine democratic federal union by means outside of Parliament.
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One year after the terrible event, the National League for Democracy says that the incoming government it will form in March will uncover the truth about the rape and murder of two volunteer teachers in northern Shan State.
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Dala township residents who agreed to accept compensation in exchange for land needed for a long-awaited bridge are hoping to get paid before the new government takes office.
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Residents of Lwezer Village in Kyaukme Distict, Shan State, fled yesterday evening to Oakpho Monastery in Myoma Ward, Mogok Township, Mandalay Region, to avoid skirmishes between Shan and Palaung armed groups.
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The list of military personnel appointed as members of region and state parliaments was announced on Monday.

The list, which was compiled at the instruction the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services in accordance with the Region Parliament Election Law, was sent to the Union Election Commission, which later announced the appointees after evaluating them.
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Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious opposition party nominated three ethnic minority politicians on Wednesday (Jan 20) for prominent roles in the country’s new parliament, a boost to a demographic who have long complained of exclusion.
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As the methamphetamine drug known in Thailand as “yaa baa” spreads among Bangladesh youth, the authorities seized 2.8 million tablets this week in two raids.
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Burma’s largest privately owned lender, Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank, has been listed as one of the world’s 100 leading companies in 2015 by World Finance, a London-based magazine.
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To achieve a goal of the full electrification of Myanmar by year 2030, the government is planning on a significant increase in coal-fired power plants.
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Whatever steps the incoming government may be contemplating to spur investment, agricultural experts see little improvement in the short term for rice cultivation. Even long-term development will be a drawn-out struggle, said Myanmar Rice Federation general secretary U Ye Aung.
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