A total of 73 political parties are approved to run in the upcoming general election, with 14 more being considered by the Election Commission.
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited constituents in the electorate of Kawhmu in southern Rangoon division on Monday.
Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the army would continue to usher Burma towards democracy, during a 30-minute speech at Burma’s 70th Armed Forces Day parade.
The opposition party says recent legislation forced the removal of non-citizens from their member list.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.
Aung San was famed as a solider and a politician. Many current Burmese leaders wish to emulate the man, but is it possible to be a civilian leader in Burma?
A small, dusty town in central Burma became the focus of the country on Friday, as thousands descended on the Magwe town of Nat Mauk, the birthplace of Aung San.
Education campaigner Dr Thein Lwin says he will continue to represent protesting students, despite Aung San Suu Kyi’s vow to strip him of his party rank.