#‎Election #Poll #results #MYANMAR #BURMA


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has secured an absolute majority in the combined houses of parliament which guarantees her party has the numbers to secure her choice of the next president.

Thein Sein to talk with Suu Kyi after electoral process
President Thei Sein responded the request made by NLD’s chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi that he would do mutual coordination and discussion after the electroal process. The reply was posted on the presidential spokesperson, Ye Htut’s Facebook account this afternoon.
The chairperson requested a talk with the president, the military chief and the house speaker for national reconciliation.
The presidential spokesperson posted “for the discussion, the reply has been made to her this morning that mutual coordination would be carried out after the electoral process.”

Suu Kyi requests to meet president, military chief and house speaker
The chairperson for NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi has sent request letters dated November 10 to the President, the Military Chief and the Union Parliament Speaker to meet up.
In the letter, she says, it is very important to fulfill the people’s will through the election in a stable and peaceful manner for the state’s dignity as well as for the sake of the people. The meeting is for national reconciliation. She requested them to meet with her at a convenient time in the next week. The request letter was sent out separately to each person.


NLD releases announcement
National League for Democracy released an announcement late tonight (Nov 9) requesting people to avoid arranging special events, going on demonstrations and shouting in public, use of loudspeakers annoying the surrounding neighbourhood and speaking ill of rivals for reasons of election winning.


Graphic design KO MYOE NY
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The 36-hour-long live event that announces polling results at the front of the NLD’s headquarters came to an end at 11 pm.
The NLD has already declared polling results of almost all 10 regions and states. The results for the remaining four regions and states will be announced via its official website.

Photos: Kyi Naing


Poll results declared at the NLD’s headquarters.









CR.  Cho Lay




Today 9pm update result for Region/State Hluttaw, released by UEC Election Result Center in Nay Pyi Taw….Meanwhile, UEC announces that there will be no more updates announcement for today, saying more updates announcement will start again on Wednesday, 11 NOV, 9am.

Unusual Incidents: Security Sub-committee Reports
Security sub-committee of Police Force sent a report to the Union Election Commission on Tuesday. The report includes the incidents happened inside and outside of polling stations.
They are tearing ballot paper 2 times, voting on behalf of other person 33 times, repeated giving out ballot paper 14 times, change of polling station 1 time, disturbance at the polling station 6 times, Sangha and nun voting 2 times, unlawful voting 2 times, death while voting 3 times, lost of stamp 1 time, lost of ballot paper 1 times, other cases 23 times.
And 88 cases were concerned with polling station. They are encouraging to vote -13 times, death while coming to vote 1 time, incident happens 17 times, filed the law suit 13 cases, solved by the commission 31 cases, complaints to the commission 34 cases, wounded 16 cases, death 6 cases, news reporting 31 cases totaling 119.

Although instructions were given for re-counting of votes by USDP in Poba Thiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw, the Township commission said they will not follow the instruction.
Commission Chairman Tin Aung Kyi said that although instructions were given for re-counting of votes in Poba Thiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw where USDP made a complaint, the commission will not be doing so.

Here’s the update of preliminary result released by UEC Election Result Centre in Nay Pyi Taw as of 9 pm on Tuesday.
In Region/State Hluttaw, National League for Democracy won 4 seats in WaingMaw and Phakant Constituencies in Kachin State, 5 seat at Loikaw, Phruso, and PhaHsaung Constituency-2 in Kayah State, 1 seat in ThanTaunggyi Constituency-1 in Kayin State, 3 seats at Myinmu Constituency-2, Butalin Constituencies in Sagaing Region, 12 seats at ThaNutPin, NyaungLayPin, Kyaukdagar, Taunggoo, Paungte, Letpadan Constituencies in Bago Region, 4 seats at Ngape and MinHla Constituencies in Magwe Region, 3 seats at Kyaikmayaw Constituency-1 and Belin Constituencies in Mon State, 6 seats at Pindaya Constituency-2 and MaBein, MongTon Constituency-2 and MongYaung Constituencies in Shan State, 2 seats at Pyapon Constituencies in Ayeyawady Region, Union Solidarity and Development Party won 1 seat in PhaHsaung Constituency-1 in Kayah State, 1 seat in Myinmu constituency-1 in Sagaing Region, 1 seat at Kyaikmayaw Constituency-2 in Mon State, 4 seat at Pindaya Constituency-1, Mongsat Constituencies and MongTon Constituency-1 in Shan State, Kayin People’s Party won 1 seat in ThanTaunggyi Constituency-2 in Kayin State.
So far, NLD won 78 seats in Pyithu Hluttaw, 29 seats in Amyotha Hluttaw and 182 seats in Region/State Hluttaw. USDP won 5 seats in Pyithu Hluttaw, 2 seats in Amyotha Hluttaw and 19 seats in Region/State Hluttaw. Wa Democratic Party won 1 seat for Pyithu Hluttaw and 2 for Region/State Hluttaw. Kachin State Democracy Party also won 1 seat for Pyithu and won 2 seats in Region/State Hluttaw, Mon National Party won 1 seat in Region/State Hluttaw. Zomi Congress for Democracy won 1 seat in Pyithu Hluttaw and 1 seat in Amyotha Hluttaw. Shan Nationalities League for Democracy won 2 seats in Pyithu Hluttaw and 4 seats in Region/State Hluttaw. Independent Candidate won one seat in Amyotha Hluttaw. Kayin People’s Party won 1 seat in Region/State Hluttaw.

In Rakhine State, Dr. Aye Maung from Rakhine National Party defeated but won majority seats in parliament where NLD won second most votes.
According to news released on November 10 morning of 11:00 am, Dr. Aye Maung from Rakhine National Party defeated but won majority seats in parliament where NLD won second most votes in Rakhine State.


Father and son win in the Election in Sittway, Rakhine State
Wai Sein Aung compete representing ANP in Amyothar Hluttaw Constituency No-2 and Kyaw Zaw Oo as a independent.
They are the very first candidates in Myanmar emerged from a household list and live in Ye New Su ward, Sittway, Rakhine State.
Kyaw Zaw Oo, previously served as ANP central executives committee member.
Wai Sein Aung is the father and Kyaw Zaw Oo is son.

NLD won 78 seats out of 88 seats announced by UEC in Lower House
According to the election results announced by UEC at 12 noon today, NLD won 29 seats out of 34 seats in Lower House. The UEC said NLD won 78 seats out of 88 seats in Lower House.

Election News Updated : 12:10 PM
Poll results in Myingyan Tonwship, Mandalay Region.
Pyithu Hluttaw Constituency (Lower House )
U Paw Khin (NLD)- 113,644 votes
U Aung Zan (USDP)- 28,315 votes
Amyotha Hluttaw Constituency(Upper House)
U Aung Myo Latt (NLD)- 166,278 votes
U Zaw Myint Pe (USDP)- 43,278 votes
Regional Parliament Constituency No.1
U Chan Myae (NLD)- 56,587 votes
U Kyaw Hsan (USDP)- 14,465 votes
Regional Parliament Constituency No.2
U Khin Maung Aye (NLD)- 58,696 votes
Daw Aye Aye Min (USDP)- 14,796 votes

NLD wins in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, according to the Form (19) result announced by UEC
Pyithu Hluttaw Constituency (Lower House)
NLD- 48,968 votes
USDP- 26,812 votes
Amyotha Hluttaw Constituency (Upper House)
NLD- 49,882 votes
USDP-18,882 votes
State Parliament Constituency No.1
NLD- 25,463 votes
USDP-8,354 votes
State Parliament Constituency No.2
NLD- 20,805 votes
USDP-18,879 votes

South Okkalapa Township Form (19) result
Pyithu Hluttaw Constituency
Dr. Saw Naing (NLD) -63657 votes
U Aung Thein Lin (USDP) – 11249 votes
Amyothar Hluttaw Constituency
Dr. Myat Nyana Soe (NLD) -67108 votes
Malikha U Hla Chit (USDP) -9763 votes
Regional Parliament Constituency (1)
Daw Thit Thit Myint (NLD) -30546 votes
U AUng Kyaw Moe (USDP) – 5065 votes
U Wiin Naing Tun (Myanmar National Congress Party) -881 votes
Regional Parliament Constituency (2)
U Moe Myint (NLD) -32292 votes
U Myo Min Aung (USDP) – 5526 votes
Karen National Parliament Constituency
U Saw Say Wah (Karen People’s Party) – 49 votes
U Saw Albert (USDP) -31 votes
Daw Pan Thinzar Myo (NLD) – 395 votes
U Aung Myaing (Karen National Party) – 32 votes
Rakhine National Parliament
Daw Khin Saw Wai (NLD) – 645 votes
U Zaw Aye Maung (Rakhine National Party) – 1523 votes
U Maung Maung Kyaw (USDP) – 71 votes Continue reading “#‎Election #Poll #results #MYANMAR #BURMA”

#အမ်ဳိးသား #ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ပါတီမွ ျပည္ေထာင္စုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေကာ္မရွင္ထံ တင္ျပခ်က္ႏွင့္ စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ရွင္းလင္းခ်က္●

● အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ပါတီမွ ျပည္ေထာင္စုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေကာ္မရွင္ထံ တင္ျပခ်က္ႏွင့္ စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ရွင္းလင္းခ်က္●
ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတ၏ ျပည္တြင္းခရီးစဥ္မ်ားတြင္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုၾကံ႕ခုိင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႕ျဖဳိးေရးပါတီဝင္မ်ား ၾကဳိဆိုျခင္း၊ ေၾကြးေၾကာ္ျခင္းတို႔အေပၚ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒႏွင့္ ကိုက္ညီမႈ မရွိေၾကာင္း လိုအပ္သလို ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးရန္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ပါတီက ျပည္ေထာင္စုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေကာ္မရွင္သို႔ တင္ျပလာခဲ့ပါသည္။ ထိုတင္ျပခ်က္အေပၚ ျပည္ေထာင္စုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေကာ္မရွင္က ပူးတြဲေဖာ္ျပပါ စာျဖင့္ ျပန္ၾကားလာခဲ့ပါသည္။
ထိုသို႔ အထင္အျမင္လြဲမွား၍ ျပည္ေထာင္စုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေကာ္မရွင္သို႔ တင္ျပခဲ့ျခင္းအေပၚ မ်ားစြာ စိတ္မေကာင္း ျဖစ္ရသလို ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ စည္းရုံးလႈပ္ရွားမႈ အေျခအေနမ်ားအေပၚတြင္လည္း စာနာ နားလည္မိပါသည္။
ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတသည္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္အၾကီးအကဲ၊ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕အၾကီးအကဲ ျဖစ္သည့္ အားေလ်ာ္စြာ ႏုိင္ငံတစ္ဝန္းလုံးရွိ ႏိုင္ငံသားအားလုံး၏ အေရးအရာ ကိစၥရပ္မ်ားအတြက္ တာဝန္ရွိသူ ႏိုင္ငံ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္တစ္ဦး ျဖစ္ပါသည္။
ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အတြင္း သဘာဝေဘးက်ေရာက္ရာ မည္သည့္ေနရာေဒသမဆို လိုအပ္ေသာ ကူညီကယ္ဆယ္ေထာက္ပံ့မႈမ်ား၊ ထူေထာင္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ေဆာင္ရြက္ရသလို ေဒသအသီးသီး၏ ဖြံ႕ျဖဳိးတိုးတက္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား၊ ျပည္သူမ်ား၏ လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို အတတ္ႏိုင္ဆုံး ျဖည့္ဆည္းေဆာင္ရြက္ရသလို ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္မွ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနေသာ မူဝါဒမ်ား၊ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္စီမံကိန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ေဒသဆိုင္ရာစီမံကိန္းမ်ားကို ျပည္သူမ်ား နားလည္သေဘာေပါက္ေစရန္ ရွင္းလင္းေျပာၾကားရန္ တာဝန္ ရွိပါသည္။
ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတသည္ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္လွ်င္ ျပည္သူအားလုံးႏွင့္ ထိေတြ႔ျပီး ျပည္သူတို႔၏ ရင္ထဲမွ ခံစားခ်က္မ်ား၊ လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ား၊ ဆႏၵသေဘာထားမ်ားကို ကိုယ္တိုင္ သိရွိႏိုင္လွ်င္ ပိုမိုေကာင္းမြန္မည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ သို႔ေသာ္လည္း အေျခအေန အေၾကာင္းအရပ္ရပ္အရ နယ္စုံ၊ ေဒသစုံ သြားေရာက္ႏုိင္ရန္ ကန္႔သတ္ခ်က္ မ်ားစြာ ရွိသည့္အတြက္ လိုအပ္ခ်က္အရလည္းေကာင္း၊ အေျခအေန အခ်ိန္အခါအရလည္းေကာင္း ခရီးစဥ္မ်ား တတ္ႏိုင္သမွ် သြားေရာက္၍ ျပည္သူမ်ား အက်ဳိးကို ျဖည့္ဆည္းေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္ရန္ ၾကဳိးပမ္းေဆာင္ရြက္လ်က္ ရွိပါသည္။
ထိုသို႔ သြားေရာက္ရာတြင္ တာဝန္အရ အစိုးရဌာနဆိုင္ရာမ်ားမွ ဝန္ထမ္းမ်ား ခရီးဦး ၾကဳိဆိုမႈမ်ား ရွိသလို ေက်ာင္းသား ေက်ာင္းသူမ်ား၊ သာမန္ျပည္သူမ်ား၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ားမွ ပါတီဝင္မ်ားက ၾကဳိဆိုၾကသည္မွာလည္း မိမိတို႔ႏုိင္ငံ၏ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတတစ္ဦးကို ေတြ႕လို၊ ျမင္လို၊ ႏႈတ္ဆက္လို၍ ေစာင့္ဆိုင္းၾကဳိဆိုၾကျခင္းသာ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ျပည္ေထာင္စုၾကံ႕ခိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႕ျဖဳိးေရးပါတီတစ္ခုတည္းသာမက အျခားေသာ ပါတီမ်ားလည္း ၾကဳိဆိုႏႈတ္ဆက္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း ခရီးစဥ္မွတ္တမ္းမ်ားအရ သိရွိႏိုင္မည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။
ခရီးစဥ္မ်ား သြားေရာက္ရာ ေဒသမ်ားရွိ ျပည္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ ေတြ႕ဆုံရာတြင္လည္း ေအာက္ေဖာ္ျပပါ အေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားကိုသာ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့ျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါသည္-
(၁) မိမိတို႔ အစိုုးရလက္ထက္တြင္ ဤေဒသမ်ား ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ လမ္းပန္း ဆက္သြယ္မႈ ေကာင္းမြန္ေအာင္၊ မိုဘိုင္းဖုန္း ဆက္သြယ္ေရး ရရိွေအာင္၊ လွ်ပ္စစ္မီး ရရိွေအာင္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးခဲ့ၿပီးၿဖစ္သည့္အတြက္ အေၿခခံေကာင္းမ်ား ရိွေနၿပီၿဖစ္ေၾကာင္း၊ ထိုအေၿခခံေကာင္းမ်ားကို အသံုးခ်ၿပီး မိမိတို႔ေဒသ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ ဆက္လက္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္၊ လူ႔စြမ္းအားအရင္းအၿမစ္ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေစရန္ႏွင့္ ပညာေရးက႑ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳး တိုးတက္ေစရန္အတြက္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ လိုအပ္ပါေၾကာင္း။
(၂) (ခရီးစဥ္ေဒသမ်ားတြင္ ေရေဘးသင့္ေဒသမ်ား ပါရွိခဲ့ပါက) ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ေရး ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနမႈ အေျခအေနမ်ား၊ ဆက္လက္ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ လိုအပ္ေနမႈမ်ား၊ ျပည္သူမ်ား တိုက္ရိုက္တင္ျပေသာ ဆႏၵသေဘာထားမ်ားကို ၾကားနာ၍ ျဖည့္ဆည္းေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးမႈမ်ား ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးလ်က္ ရွိေၾကာင္း။ Continue reading “#အမ်ဳိးသား #ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ပါတီမွ ျပည္ေထာင္စုေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေကာ္မရွင္ထံ တင္ျပခ်က္ႏွင့္ စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ရွင္းလင္းခ်က္●”

Ex- General Thura Shwe Mann: Ready for investigation at any time


Ex-General Thura Shwe Mann who is also speaker of the Union Assembly said on 24 October that he welcome investigation to looking into any irregularities of his family’s businesses.

“At the time of State Peace and Development Council, everyone knew that what my position was. When my children are grown up, they have to do businesses for their living. As a citizen, they have rights to do business within the legal frame. When they said they are doing businesses, I was not a chairperson but I encouraged them to do businesses. But I said to them that the businesses must be within the legal frame. And furthermore, they must not take chances more than deserve as they are my children. I set these as standard. Now, they are in their businesses. I dare say that I never appointed them at businesses where military owned using my influence. Likewise, I never give them more than they deserve as a speaker of the Union Assembly. I order them to give income tax. I take full responsibility of my family’s businesses,” said Thura Shwe Mann.

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Myanmar’s ruling party warns of danger in event of constitution redrawin

YANGON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) Saturday warned of grave danger and bad consequences if the 2008 constitution is abolished and redrawn.

The country and the people will suffer the consequences arising from the move, said an announcement of the party’s Constitution Amendment Committee.

Myanmar’s parliament set up a 109-member Constitution Review Joint Committee in July with the deputy speaker of the Union Parliament as chairman, and it is represented proportionally by parliament members of both Houses, political parties, military MPs and individuals.

The committee on Tuesday invited advice and suggestions from a wide range of stakeholders for review or amendment of the 2008 State Constitution, announcing that advice will be sought from the legislative, administrative and judicial pillars through parliament and those from political parties, organizations and individuals through respective parliament representatives.The committee set the deadline for Nov. 15 for submission of such advice and assessment.






Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut: Public Service Media (PSM) would be used for the 2015 Election

The Public Service Media (PSM) would be used for the 2015 Election, Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut said on Saturday during the press conference.

The deputy minister made the remark in reply to the question by The Daily Eleven whether PSM is a form of preparation by the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) for the upcoming election in 2015.

While Ye Htut confirmed that PSM has been prepared for the 2015 Election, he denied that it is under the USDP.

“It will never be the mouthpiece of any political party. It will only be the mouthpiece of the public,” said Ye Htut.

“When you look at the media coverage during the 2012 by-election, 90 per cent of them were about one or two big parties.  If so, how will smaller parties and ethnic parties get the chance to speak?”

According to him, PSM will allow politicians and parties a chance to speak while also serve as a platform for social organisations to raise issues to politicians.

“So, we are preparing to give fair coverage and equal chance for the ‘media prism’,” he said.

Although the deputy minister said he would not get involved in the state-owned newspapers after the media law come out, journalists were suspicious of how much success the state-media turned PSM outlets will have in reaching the objectives of PSM.

He is, however, positive that PSM will succeed in Myanmar even though it was under military rule for many years by giving examples of its success in Germany, which was under Hitler’s rule, and Czechoslovakia and Poland, which were former Communist countries.

“The Parliament will decide [whether to approve the PSM bill or not]. They will act after listening to public voice,” said Ye Htut.

Ye Tun from the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) argued that Myanmar should implement a Public Service Media (PSM) Bill as the private media cannot be completely trusted. The ethnic party leader made the comment during a meeting to discuss the Printing and Publishing Bill drafted by the Information Ministry in Yangon on Sunday. Continue reading “Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut: Public Service Media (PSM) would be used for the 2015 Election”

Union Solidarity and Development Party is blaming communists and other subversive elements for the deadly riots


A senior advisor to the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party is blaming communists and other subversive elements for the deadly riots in Meikhtila town last month that left more than 40 dead and 60 injured.

Hardliner Aung Thaung, a well-connected businessman and an industry minister in the previous military government, made the allegations in the latest issue of Thantawhsint news journal.
“There is a group of people behind the Meikhtila unrest that is opposed to whatever we do,” Aung Thaung said, adding that the group included former prisoners and monks. He described the influence of the former monks as “huge”.

He alleged that those behind the riots had also instigated protests against the Letpadaungtaung copper mine project, Kyaukphyu pipeline, Dawei deep seaport, industrial zones and land disputes. Communists had also incited violence in Meikhtila, he said.

Aung Thaung is a prominent figure in Myanmar politics and business. He chairs the Lower House’s banks and financial development committee. His three sons – Pyi Aung, Nay Aung and Major Moe Aung – have also been quick to acquire a reputation for mixing business with politics.

The family is among the wealthiest in Myanmar. Its numerous business interests include Aung Yee Phyo Company and IGE Company Limited. IGE holds the permit to operate the China-Myanmar oil and natural gas pipeline project. It has also received permission to operate banking, insurance, communication, oil and natural gas, low-cost housing and hydropower enterprises.

Aung Thaung has deep ties to the military. He held leading positions in the ruling party’s predecessor, the Union Solidarity and Development Association. Under the junta, he was mainly responsible for Mandalay Region, the Thantawhsint news journal said.

Aung Thaung was also involved in an attempt to assassinate Aung San Suu Kyi during a clash in Dipeyin in 2003, members of the opposition National League for Democracy have alleged. There has been no investigation into the case.

Aung Thaung was industry minister from 1997 to 2011 and is known for his close ties to former senior general Than Shwe and vice senior general Maung Aye. He was among those who held talks with US ambassador Derek Mitchell last month on the Meikhtila

Communists in Meikhtila ?

Incitement of a crowd that had gathered following a dispute at a gold shop sparked three days of rioting in Meikhtila last month. Social media sites such as Hluhtu Maung Karlu, Opposite Eye, MMN, Myanmar Express and Platodemo also fuelled widespread rumours which some say enflamed the conflict.

Numerous people have been identified as suspects for alleged involvement in inciting the riots, but critics say the investigation has not been systematic.

“Just making accusations cannot settle the conflict,” said veteran journalist Win Tin. “If there are no reliable persons in the government, there will be a problem. No action needs to be taken against those who were not involved in the violence,” he added.

Win Tin said the government was split between hardliners and reformers.

Opposition MP Nyo Nyo Thin said that it was common in the past for those who were not involved in unrest to be punished for it.

“There is no need to arrest those who were not involved in the unrest,” she said.

Nyo Nyo Thin also pointed out that military officers blamed communists for the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.

Former student activist Khin Nyein Thit agreed that blaming communists was an old trick. “The government said that the Burma Communist Party incited the 1988 unrest. It was not true … The government confiscated bank notes in 1987. Hostel students came out to protest. The students of those days considered the government as a military dictatorship,” she said.

“We felt insecure about everything. The money we had saved over many years immediately became useless when the government … When the protest occurred, Phone Maw was shot by riot police,” she explained.

Ko Ko Gyi, a leader of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society group, who visited Meikhtila during the riots, agreed that it did not make sense to blame communists because they no longer existed in Myanmar. “A group like the communists, which no longer exists in this age, should not be blamed for the Meikhtila incidents,” he said.

“I don’t want to say who is who. I think instigations were being schemed in a systematic way rather than being made by a certain organisation. Whenever such incidents happen, an accusing finger should not be pointed at those who were uninvolved. The ongoing incidents are traps, which the people need to avoid,” Ko Ko Gyi said.

Another member of the group of former student activists, Min Zeya, agreed. “Communists had nothing to do with the Meikhtila riots,” Min Zeya said, adding that the problem was the lack of the rule of law.

“The public unrest and violence in 1988 that overthrew the Burma Socialists Program Party government was not led by communists. The uprising resulted from the government’s oppression of students. I strongly oppose whoever said that the public unrest at that time was led by communists,” Min Zeya said.

Reporters who covered the Meikhtila riots said they found no evidence that communists had orchestrated them.

Photo journalist Khin Maung Win from The Associated Press said rioters threatened him and tried to prevent him from doing his job. “A Buddhist monk threatened me at knife point. I did not know if he was a real monk or not … I escaped death thanks to a colleague who lives in Meikhitla who helped with the town’s religious and social affairs. After he had explained [my job] to three monks they destroyed the memory card from my camera and I was allowed to go,” he said. Continue reading “Union Solidarity and Development Party is blaming communists and other subversive elements for the deadly riots”

READ!! Constitutional amendment: Superficial or genuine ? SAI WANSAI

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

It is heartening to hear that at long last the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has taken the step to amend the 2008 Constitution.

It was all the more a surprise for the possible constitutional review was proposed by Aye Myint and Thein Zaw, both former generals and senior members of the ruling, military-backed USDP.

Sai Wansai

Whatever the case, if this is meant to really push the country into the right path of democracy and federalism, it will be a dream come true, especially for the non-Burman ethnic nationalities and the progressive democratic forces, but if this is just a pre-empt action of the USDP to dictate the process of constitutional amendment according to the liking and pre-conceived ideas of the Burmese military and ultra-nationalist Burman politicians, it would be a failure and won’t be able to fulfil the aspirations of all the peoples residing within Burma. In other words, the military-backed Thein Sein regime is aware that its military-favoured or military-supremacy constitution has no place in a real democratic world, much less the genuine federalism aspired by the non-Burman ethnic nationalities, which occupy 55% of the landmass and numbered 40% of the total population.

And so it seems, with one stroke, the USDP has put all the ethnic and democratic forces on a defensive position by taking away their major political campaign theme of 2008 Constitutional amendment. With the nation-wide election looming, which is to be held in 2015, this could put the USDP in, an election campaign, good stead.

Accordingly, the review committee would include members of many political parties and outside experts, a senior parliamentary official said. If this is the case, the gathering of such committee should be carefully chosen to represent all the peoples of Burma and not just according to the liking of the ruling USDP government. Continue reading “READ!! Constitutional amendment: Superficial or genuine ? SAI WANSAI”

Views on recent Arakan Situation of Burma



Blood are stained at the hands of junta and Union Solidarity and Development Association/Party (USDA/USDP). They are the ones who are most responsible in last 2 decades. Any person who take the bribes issued bogus ID cards, bogus family registration certificates, forged medical certificates, and anyone who bribe the officials and any officials who ignored the bribing and taking bribes of military officials, border officials, police officers, immigration officers, USDP, USDA, and any person who committed the immigration crimes must be held accountable. (Views on recent Arakan Situation of Burma) photo Credit  Ko Aung

22.10.2012 တြင္ ဘဂၤလီကုလားမ်ား၏ ♥♥♥ယုက္မွာမူးလက္ေအာက္တြင္ ရခိုင္အေလာင္းယခုလက္ေတြ႕အလာင္း (၅)ေလာင္းမွ တစ္ေလာင္းကိုစစ္တပ္အကူညီးႏွင့္ ရရွိခဲ့
ေသာ ေျမာက္ဦးၿမိဳ႕ ဆင္ခ်ဆိပ္ရပ္ကြက္မွ ကိုေအာင္မိုး၏အေလာင္းကိုျမင္ေတြ႕ရျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။
အေျခအေနမွာ ယခုအခ်ိန္ထိ ဆက္လက္တင္းမာေနဆဲ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

USDP says it will file counter complaints against the National League for Democracy (NLD)

Rangoon (Mizzima) -The Burmese government’s ruling political party says it will file counter complaints against the National League for Democracy (NLD), which has accused it of violating election laws.

Aung Thein Lin, the Rangoon Region head of the United Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), said in a press conference in Rangoon on Friday it will file complaints against the NLD that it violated election laws in various townships in Rangoon Region during the campaign and the April 1 by-election.

“The [township] election commissions have the duty to investigate to know whether the allegations are correct or false,” Aung Thein Lin said.

He said the USDP has launched complaints against two cases of alleged violations in Kawhmu Township, one case in Mingalar Taung Myunt Township and 120 cases in Dagon Seikkan Township, and in three other townships in Rangoon Region that it failed to name. No details of the alleged violations were given.

usdp3Rangoon Region Union Solidarity and Development Party chief Aung Thein Lin at a press conference on the by-elections on Friday, April 6, 2012. Photo: Mizzima / Lynn Bo Bo

Commenting on the allegations that wax was applied on some NLD ballots to prevent voters from making a mark choosing the NLD, Aung Thein Lin said that there were no similar cases in the 2010 general elections, and he wants the election commission to investigate the charges.

“People said we were angry after suffering a defeat. Because of those words, we felt hurt twice,” said Aung Thein Lin. Continue reading “USDP says it will file counter complaints against the National League for Democracy (NLD)”