Information technology professionals gathered yesterday at the CommuniCast Myanmar 2016 conference at Novotel Yangon Max to discuss the country’s digital future. However, while they were officially there to showcase satellite, fibre optics and broadcasting technologies, they also used the opportunity to demand the right to free expression from the NLD-led government.
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Settlers from several villages in Rangoon Division’s Hlegu Township, have been forced off the land they are occupying, by authorities cracking down on squatting.
10-strong group of parties that competed in the 2010 polls to field 19 candidates in looming by-elections against the NLD’s 48
Tutors in Magwe division forced to sign a statement promising they will not add their names to petiton directed towards Thein Sein
Ex-Union Democratic Party chairman to lead petition campaign demanding that Thein Sein release political prisoners and allow exiles to return
Aung San Suu Kyi meets with 100 family members of Burma’s political prisoner population and pledges to fight for their freedom
National Democratic Force leads the way in number of candidates submitted by opposition and third force parties for 7 November polls
Union Democratic Party to field only 3 candidates as party chairman Thein Htay slams the Election Commission’s refusal to relax laws
Chairman of the Union Democratic Party ‘tried his best’ but resigns his post in protest at lack of change of election conditions
Political parties are dependent on exiled media initiating contact after candidates claim that the election laws have created a ‘climate of fear’ in Burma
Political parties ordered to attend separate event to the government’s commemoration as security is beefed up across Rangoon
Reports of transfer of property and funds to Thein Sein’s party follows disollution of pro-junta organisation, which may reform under a new name
Three prominent parties moot the idea of a joint action committee to boost their leverage in Burma’s new post-election parliament
Election Commission begins scrutinising party members but groups complain that insufficient time was allowed to collect names of all members
Muslim minority in Burma being lured by promises of unrestricted travel and identification cards by the Union Solidarity and Development Party