National League for Democracy (Myanmar)

Type: Organization
Name: National League for Democracy (Myanmar) (NLD)
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NLD rejects govt travel stipends

Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Thursday turned down a 400,000 kyat (US$400) travel stipend provided by the legislature. The lower house of parliament announced on 30 July that MPs would be allowed to draw ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Parliamentary Commission Formed to Review Burma’s Electoral System

The newly formed Lower House parliamentary commission to discuss Burma’s electoral system met for first time on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (Photo: Hluttaw Channel / Facebook)Burma’s Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann on Thursday formed a 24-member parliamentary ... [Published Irrawaddy - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Ethnic federation dead set again bid to change electoral system

:00The Nationalities Brotherhood Federation will protest against any attempt to impose a proportional representation system in state parliaments, federation director Chin Chin told Daily Eleven on July 30.“Proportional representation is not okay for ethnic ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar parties step up electoral system debate ahead of 2015 poll

Myanmar's lower house of parliament will form a commission to discuss a proportional representative electoral system in the run up to next year's general election.Ethnic minority parties and the main opposition National League for Democracy are opposed ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Opposition fights on against PR system

:00Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed that all MPs from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party will submit a petition to related authorities against the proposal of Lower House’s decision to go ahead with the discussion on the proportional ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Gauging Ethnic Angst Over Proportional Representation in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi stands during a vote in Parliament’s Lower House on July 24, voicing her opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation. (Photo: National League for Democracy)YANGON / NAYPYIDAW — The stage is set for what could ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate wants Burma in SAARC

The emerging democracy after decades of military dictatorship in southeast Asia, an unusual well wisher emerged with Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, who advocates for Burma’s entry into the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (S ... [Published LankaWeb - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Military MP speaks out against proportional system

:24A military MP, Colonel Htay Naing has spoken out against a proposal to adopt a system of proportional voting on July 28 saying that it would only create more problems.The system must be carefully reviewed whether it is in accordance with the constitution ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

MPs debate pros and cons of proportional representation

Ten MPs took to the floor of the lower house of Burma’s parliament on Friday as debate commenced on whether to employ a system of proportional representation (PR) in future general elections. A motion to replace the first-past-the-post system with PR ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

NLD, ethnic MPs meet in opposition to adoption of PR system

-0001 06:24As the proportional representation system goes against the Constitution and is likely to harm national solidarity and internal peace, it  should not be adopted in Myanmar’s electoral process, according to a meeting between the opposition National ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Parliament to discuss electoral change, despite objections

:34NAY PYI TAW - The Lower House of Parliament has accepted to hold a discussion on proportional representation despite vocal opposition to changing Myanmar’s electoral practices.Forty-two MPs, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, earlier objected ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Free and fair? No, say opposition

Political parties say a new directive issued by the Union Election Commission that will place tight restrictions on campaigning means next year’s election is unlikely to be free or fair, as tension grows between opposition forces and the military-backed ... [Published Myanmar Times - Jul 25 2014]

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"We are united in our opposition to the system and we have decided that we will stage protests against it,” he added. The federation represents 20 ethnic parties, which began protesting against the new electoral system in seven ethnic states at the end of June."
In her famous essay, "Freedom From Fear," Suu Kyi articulated what we all know but rarely admit: "The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation's development. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution of the spirit, the forces which produced the iniquities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration."
"In my point of view, it's too early to practice the system. For our country may have stability but no security. Many problems will come out of it. Currently there are many contrary views on the issue. If so, the system should not be practiced yet" he told reporters
...its boycott of Burma in 2011, managing director Justin Francis called on the Burmese Government and the newly formed Burmese Tourist Board to "work with local communities with an interest in tourism, to ensure that responsible tourism sets the agenda in the region"

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Military MP speaks out against proportional system [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 29 2014]
Burma’s Lower House Forms Committee on Proporti... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 29 2014]
Military MP says "PR" system should not be prac... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 28 2014]
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Stupa-fied in old Rangoon (The West Australian) [Published West Australian - Jul 28 2014]
Two-minute guide to Burma [Published Travel Mole - Jul 27 2014]
MPs debate pros and cons of proportional repres... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 26 2014]
McConnell on the Future of Burma [Published Noodls - Jul 26 2014]
NLD, ethnic MPs meet in opposition to adoption ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 25 2014]
Voting system debate heats up [Published Myanmar Times - Jul 25 2014]
Parliament to discuss electoral change, despite... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 25 2014]
Free and fair? No, say opposition [Published Myanmar Times - Jul 25 2014]
Hatred as politics in Myanmar [Published Pakistan Observer - Jul 25 2014]
Myanmar Legislature Considers Proportional Repr... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
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NLD rejects govt travel stipends [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Thursday turned down a 400,000 kyat (US$400) travel stipend provided by the legislature. The lower house of parliament announced on 30 July that MPs would be allowed to draw ...
MPs debate pros and cons of proportional repres... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 26 2014]
Ten MPs took to the floor of the lower house of Burma’s parliament on Friday as debate commenced on whether to employ a system of proportional representation (PR) in future general elections. A motion to replace the first-past-the-post system with PR ...
Parliament approves vote, sans ethnic MPs, to d... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 24 2014]
The lower house of Burma’s parliament accepted a proposal on Thursday to formally debate changing the country’s current electoral system to a proportional representation (PR) system, which proponents say will better reflect Burma’s ethnic diversity. ...
Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Ha... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 23 2014]
Journalists protesting in front of Myanmar Peace Center. Photo by Kyaw Zaw Win, Kyaw Lwin Oo. From the Facebook page of RFA Burmese Four Burmese journalists and the CEO of the Unity Journal were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour ...
Bi-Midday Sun staffers on trial in Rangoon [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jul 23 2014]
Four staff members of the Bi-Mon Te Nay news journal stood trial on Monday for charges of causing public alarm and undermining state security. Seven employees of Bi-Mon Te Nay news journal (literally Bi-Midday Sun journal) – editors Ye Min Aung and ...
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