National League for Democracy (Myanmar)

Type: Organization
Name: National League for Democracy (Myanmar) (NLD)
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

NLD expects to sweep by-elections, as it prepares candidate list

:21The National League for Democracy will announce its list of its candidates to compete in parliamentary by-elections expected in mid-September, and believes it will win in every constituency it competes in, a senior party member said.Maung Maung Oo, ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 16 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

NLD moving to recognise Myanmar’s ‘political prisoners’

:00The National League for Democracy (NLD) party will submit a proposal to Parliament calling for the definition of “political prisoner” to be officially recognised, said May Win Myint, a Lower House MP from the opposition party.His statement follows ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Five Million People Have Had Enough of Myanmar's Current Constitution

The lower house of Myanmar's parliament. Photo by Htoo Tay Zar. Wikipedia. Almost five million people have signed a petition calling for constitutional amendments in Myanmar. The country's opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), ... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

PEACE TALKS, “FEDERAL SYSTEM” AGREED ON

“The government has accepted the demand to establish a Federal Union, which 16 ethnic armed groups have been asking after for a long time,” said Naing Han Tha, leader of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), at the conclusion of a fifth informal ... [Published Misna - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ethnic Leaders Want Suu Kyi to Observe Signing of National Ceasefire

Ethnic leaders meet with Aung San Suu Kyi at her Rangoon home on Monday. (Photo: NLD chairperson / Facebook)RANGOON — Leaders from ethnic armed groups met with Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon on Monday to discuss the ... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar Cease-Fire Agreement ‘Paragraphs’ Away From Completion

Myanmar’s government and armed ethnic groups are close to signing a nationwide cease-fire agreement, with only four paragraphs of the draft to be finalized, according to reports, as a senior minister said that talks so far have set the right tone for ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

NLD silent on petition campaign expenses

The National League for Democracy says it is unable to reveal the cost of its campaign to amend section 436 of the constitution or its sources of funding because no records were kept.NLD supporters greet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Pakokku last month. (Aung ... [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

NLD hosts talk in Yangon on proportional representation

:15The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has sought to raise public awareness about moves to change the voting system, organising a public talk on proportional representation in Yangon.Supporters from three townships – Pazaungtaung, Botahtaung ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

As reforms slow, Burmese call for more change

Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, (Photo: Khin Maung Win, epa)BEIJING – As peace talks to end one of the world's longest-running civil wars resume in Burma, pro-democracy activists are pushing the military-led government ... [Published First Coast News - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 4 reports

Myanmar drops positive hint on constitution change

Myanmar's parliament could consider a petition by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition calling for an end to the army's veto on amending the constitution in the former junta-ruled nation, the house speaker said Monday.The campaign has garnered nearly five million ... [Published The Golden Land - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

NLD Disavows Political Parties’ Ceasefire Statement

About 150 representatives from 66 political parties attended the meeting with President’s Office Minister Aung Min and other members of the government’s peace negotiating team at the Myanmar Peace Center on Monday. (Photo: Myanmar Peace Center / Face ... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

NLD presents petition to parliament calling to amend 436

The National League for Democracy (NLD) and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) on Tuesday handed over a petition to parliament with nearly five million signatures calling for an amendment to Article 436 of the Burmese Constitution. NLD spokesperson ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 14 2014]

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...power in which the opposition have a bigger share of power, the country becomes more democratic and the people enjoy more human rights," he said. "People may be eager for her to become president, but it's not at the top of everything."
...It says only that it will comprise ethnic experts and ministers. "The goals and terms used are very ambiguous.”"
"People say the country is on the path towards democracy, but … if they want the people’s confidence, why do they [the military] refuse to allow the constitution to be amended?" she told a rally in Yangon in May
Kuok: "Suu Kyi is likely to continue to focus on keeping up domestic pressure for change"

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NLD moving to recognise Myanmar’s ‘political pr... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 16 hours ago]
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Five Million People Have Had Enough of Myanmar'... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
PEACE TALKS, “FEDERAL SYSTEM” AGREED ON [Published Misna - Aug 19 2014]
Optimism rises as peace talks expand at ‘milest... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 19 2014]
Ethnic Leaders Want Suu Kyi to Observe Signing ... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 19 2014]
Myanmar: Pegu locals return home as flood level... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Pegu locals return home as flood levels subside [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 19 2014]
Myanmar Cease-Fire Agreement ‘Paragraphs’ Away ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 19 2014]
Burma inches closer to ceasefire after positive... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 18 2014]
Parties covet vacant seats in Kachin State [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 18 2014]
Constitutional amendment process nears completion [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 18 2014]
NLD silent on petition campaign expenses [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 18 2014]
NLD hosts talk in Yangon on proportional repres... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 17 2014]
Faithful to the party: Saw Than Myint [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 17 2014]
As reforms slow, Burmese call for more change [Published First Coast News - Aug 16 2014]
First past the post: the responsible choice for... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 16 2014]
'Enigmatic' bill criticised for centralised HE ... [Published University World News - Aug 15 2014]
Commission considering PR system says national ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 15 2014]
Kachin villagers get apology from Burma Army co... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 15 2014]
Security a Concern as Jade Mining Set to Resume... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 15 2014]
We are in favour of changing Article 436, say c... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 15 2014]
The Price of Peace [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 15 2014]
Myanmar drops positive hint on constitution change [Published The Golden Land - Aug 15 2014]
Petition Unlikely to Lift Ban on Suu Kyi's Pres... [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 14 2014]
A Thousand Protesters in Myanmar Demand Court D... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 14 2014]
Parliament Should Consider 5Millions in Favor o... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 14 2014]
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Myanmar: Shan IDPs Petition for Army to Vacate ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 9 hours ago]
Source: IrrawaddyCountry: Myanmar RANGOON— About 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Shan State’s Kyaythee Township plan to submit a petition asking the Burmese Army to withdraw from their village, which troops have occupied since clashes ...
Five Million People Have Had Enough of Myanmar'... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
The lower house of Myanmar's parliament. Photo by Htoo Tay Zar. Wikipedia. Almost five million people have signed a petition calling for constitutional amendments in Myanmar. The country's opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), ...
Myanmar: Pegu locals return home as flood level... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Source: Democratic Voice of BurmaCountry: Myanmar By NAW NOREEN As water levels in Pegu Division slowly subside, thousands of locals are returning home from relief centres while schools in the area began reopening on Monday. The townships of Pegu, Thanatpin ...
Pegu locals return home as flood levels subside [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 19 2014]
As water levels in Pegu Division slowly subside, thousands of locals are returning home from relief centres while schools in the area began reopening on Monday. The townships of Pegu, Thanatpin and Kawa were inundated with severe seasonal floods beginning ...
Burma inches closer to ceasefire after positive... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 18 2014]
Burma’s peace process appears to be inching closer towards the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement after both sides – the government’s Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC) and the National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) – emerged with positive ...
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