Upcoming Myanmar elections a litmus test for NLD's economic policies, ruling ability

Upcoming Myanmar elections a litmus test for NLD's economic policies, ruling ability

The general election is a test of Myanmar's political transition and economic and social development. It is also a crucial litmus test of the NLD's ability to rule properly.

6 days ago

1.1 Million In Myanmar Barred From Voting

1.1 Million In Myanmar Barred From Voting

Ethnic Rakhine Arakan National Party (ANP) secretary Tun Aung Kyaw said the decision to cancel the vote had been taken for political rather than security reasons.

6 days ago

Over half of polling stations in Rakhine shut due to instability

Over half of polling stations in Rakhine shut due to instability

YANGON • More than half the polling stations initially planned in conflict-torn Rakhine for Myanmar's Nov 8 election will no longer operate, as parts of the state are too unstable for voting, the country's election committee has said.. Read more at ...

7 days ago

1.1 million in Myanmar's Rakhine barred from voting

1.1 million in Myanmar's Rakhine barred from voting

YANGON (AFP) – More than 1.1 million voters in Myanmar's western Rakhine state will be disenfranchised in upcoming national polls, according to data released by the election commission on Friday, a move experts warned could fuel yet more conflict.

7 days ago

Myanmar's Election Commission calls off vote in some areas

Myanmar's Election Commission calls off vote in some areas

Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced cancellation of upcoming general elections in some townships of the country's regions and states. The commission called off polls in some places of Bago region, Kachin, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and ...

7 days ago

Reining in the rogue state

Reining in the rogue state

It was a blatant charade of epic proportion. On September 29, the minister of the Office of the State Counsellor of Burma blamed The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and its supporters for "hampering the bilateral repatriation process" at the UN ...

7 days ago

1.1 milion in Myanmar's Rakhine barred from voting

1.1 milion in Myanmar's Rakhine barred from voting

More than 1.1 million voters in Myanmar's western Rakhine state will be disenfranchised in upcoming national polls, according to data released by the election commission Friday, a move experts warned could fuel yet more conflict. Civilian leader Aung San ...

7 days ago

Myanmar's High-Risk Election

Myanmar's High-Risk Election

Aung San Suu Kyi's dangerous gamble to push ahead with a controversial election as a second wave of COVID-19 hits Myanmar hard.

7 days ago

Two minors killed during fighting between Burmese military, Arakan Army

Two minors killed during fighting between Burmese military, Arakan Army

United Nations officials in Burma said Wednesday that earlier this month, two boys were killed amid crossfire between the Tatmadaw, the country's military, and an ethnic Buddhist separatist group.

7 days ago

Union Election Commission cancels elections in some states and region

Union Election Commission cancels elections in some states and region

Union Election Commission (UEC) announced cancellation of holding general elections in some states and regions as these areas do not meet conditions to hold a free and fair general election on October 16. According to the announcement, the election will ...

7 days ago

Myanmar says most Rakhine voting stations will not operate in Nov election

Myanmar says most Rakhine voting stations will not operate in Nov election

NAYPYITAW, Oct 17 — More than half the polling stations initially planned in conflict-torn Rakhine for Myanmar's November 8 election will no longer operate, as parts of the state are too unstable for voting, the country's election committee said. The region ...

7 days ago

Myanmar cancels upcoming elections in several regions as Covid-19 cases escalates

Myanmar cancels upcoming elections in several regions as Covid-19 cases escalates

YANGON, Oct 17 (Xinhua): Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) on Saturday announced cancellation of upcoming general elections in some townships of the country's regions and states.

7 days ago

Myanmar: Most Rakhine voting stations will not operate in November election

Myanmar: Most Rakhine voting stations will not operate in November election

The ruling National League for Democracy said three of its candidates were abducted in Rakhine while campaigning on Wednesday.

7 days ago

Myanmar says most Rakhine voting stations will not operate in November election

Myanmar says most Rakhine voting stations will not operate in November election

(Reuters) - More than half the polling stations initially planned in conflict-torn Rakhine for Myanmar's Nov. 8 election will no longer operate, as parts of the state are too unstable for voting, the country's election committee said. The region, where most ...

7 days ago

Myanmar Says Most Rakhine Voting Stations Will Not Operate In November Election

Myanmar Says Most Rakhine Voting Stations Will Not Operate In November Election

More than half the polling stations initially planned in conflicttorn Rakhine for Myanmar's Nov. 8 election will no longer operate, as parts of the state are too unstable for voting, the country's election committee said.

7 days ago

Over a million disenfranchised in conflict-ridden Rakhine from elections

Over a million disenfranchised in conflict-ridden Rakhine from elections

More than 1.1 million voters in Myanmar's western Rakhine state will be disenfranchised in upcoming national polls, according to data released by the election commission, a move experts have warned could fuel yet more conflict. Civilian leader Aung San ...

7 days ago

Over 1.1 million in Myanmar's Rakhine to be barred from voting

Over 1.1 million in Myanmar's Rakhine to be barred from voting

Election commission says voting would also be cancelled in various other areas nationwide.

7 days ago

1.1 million in Myanmar's Rakhine barred from voting

1.1 million in Myanmar's Rakhine barred from voting

More than 1.1 million voters in Myanmar's western Rakhine state will be disenfranchised in upcoming national polls, according to data released by the election commission Friday, a move experts warned could fuel yet more conflict. Civilian leader Aung San ...

8 days ago

Voting in over half of Rakhine cancelled, hitting Arakan party

Voting in over half of Rakhine cancelled, hitting Arakan party

Myanmar's election commission has cancelled voting in over half of Rakhine State for next month's general elections, dealing a major blow to the opposition Arakan National Party (ANP), the largest ethnic group in the national parliament.

8 days ago

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