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This post features Nyan Tun the recently sworn in Vice President of the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar 2010 elections. Myanmar 2015 elections. The Irrawaddy sur Twitter : "Thingyan satirists in #Yangon set to defy government censorship order.
Il faut maintenir la pression sur le régime birman. Le Monde.fr | | Par Frédéric Debomy, président d'Info Birmanie En demandant le 28 février 2011 le maintien des sanctions économiques à l'égard du régime birman, Aung San Suu Kyi et sa Ligue nationale pour la démocratie (LND) auront clarifié leur position sur un sujet toujours au centre de nombreuses polémiques.
Certains observateurs, prêtant à la figure de référence du mouvement démocratique birman leurs propres vues, avaient pourtant affirmé que cette dernière avait "changé d'avis" sur les sanctions. A la source de cette erreur, une lecture hâtive de la lettre qu'Aung San Suu Kyi adressait à l'homme fort de la dictature birmane, Than Shwe, le 29 septembre 2009. Elle s'y disait prête à rencontrer le dirigeant de la junte afin de travailler avec lui à la levée des sanctions. Cette offre était assortie de conditions, visant à l'évidence à pousser le régime militaire à la table des négociations. L'heure n'est pas venue de relâcher la pression sur le régime birman.
Burma's parliament opens new session. 31 January 2011Last updated at 12:28 More than 1,000 deputies will gather for the session Parliament has convened in Burma for the first time in more than two decades, following elections late last year.
The first sitting of the two-chambered national parliament brings into effect a new constitution and officially ends nearly 50 years of military rule. But critics say the real power will remain in the hands of top generals. A quarter of seats in parliament are reserved for serving members of the armed forces. The vast majority of contested seats are occupied by members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which is backed by the current military government.
Factbox: Myanmar's new political structure. Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:05am EST (Reuters) - Myanmar's new parliament convened for the first time on Monday and will begin choosing a civilian president, the country's first non-military ruler since the army seized power in the former British colony in 1962.
Below are details about the new political system, which still leaves the military in a dominant position. -- The junta's political vehicle, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), won the November 7 election with a landslide. It won 76 percent of the total vote, 79 percent of lower house seats, 77 percent of senate seats and a 75 percent stake in the seven state and seven regional assemblies. The poll was marred by allegations of fraud and intimidation. -- In addition, 25 percent of the seats in all legislative chambers are reserved for serving soldiers.
China sticks its oars, Wa leader off to meet junta rep - Firefox. Thursday, 25 February 2010 14:40 S.H.A.N.
Bowing to pressure from China, ailing United Wa State Army (UWSA) leader Bao Youxiang is at last on his way to Tangyan, 83 miles south of Shan State North capital Lashio, for a “final meeting” with Naypyitaw’s chief negotiator Lt-Gen Ye Myint tomorrow, according to a source close to the Wa leadership. 7 other members are on the Wa delegation but their identities have not been disclosed except for U Aung Myint aka Li Julieh, who will act as his interpreter. “Suffice to say his closest aide Zhao Zhongdang has been left behind to keep house,” he said. Bao, who has for years been suffering from a chronic case of trichinosis, was “advised” by a Chinese official on Monday, 22 February, to accept the invitation from Naypyitaw for the meeting, according to him. Bao Youxiang and U Aung Myint photo: UWSA Its southern ally, Mongla, meanwhile, has been quiet.
Both Gaifa and Pangfa are currently based at Wanhai, Kehsi township, Shan State South. Expert hopes to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi in upcoming trip - Fi. 11 February 2010 – A United Nations independent human rights expert today voiced hope that he will be able to hold talks with pro-democracy leader and Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi when he visits Myanmar next week.
“It would be important for me to meet with political party leaders in the context of this year’s landmark elections,” said Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, ahead of his 15-19 February visit to the country – his third – at the invitation of the Government. This year’s national elections – the first in over two decades – are the fifth step in its seven-step roadmap to democracy, according to the Government. Mr. Quintana, who will wrap up his mission with a press conference at the Yangon airport, called 2010 “a critical time for the people of Myanmar.” Last October, the Special Rapporteur called on the Government to release all political prisoners before this year’s polls so that they can be as inclusive as possible. Mr. UN envoy visits Burma in 'critical year' - Firefox. UN envoy leaves Burma with very modest gains / The Christian Sci.
Wen Jiabao visits Burma. Selth-Regional-Outlook-25.pdf (Objet application/pdf)