The chairman of Burma’s Union Election Commission, Tin Aye, said on Sunday that next year’s general elections will be held at the end of October or beginning of November. In response, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told reporters on Monday that the government must ensure “not only free and fair, but timely elections” if …
The recent jailing of Unity Weekly journalists and the threats of legal action against reporters is hindering the free press, the Interim Press Council said.
Shwe Mann asks the Committee for Implementation of the Amendment of the Constitution to review the vote plus referendum requirement for constitutional change, insists that all changes must be finalised six months from 2015 election.
Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy lays to rest reports it may boycott the next general election, saying that it will definitely contest the polls in 2015.
A Union Election Commission member says Burma expects to hold a by-election in 2018, adding that the commission will plan the poll to fill the vacant seats if the chambers of the respective parliaments request that the UEC do so.
The NLD’s candidate to succeed Suu Kyi in Kawhmu is Kyaw Win Swe, an English tutor and son of well-known writer Myaungmya Ba Swe.