A total of 73 political parties are approved to run in the upcoming general election, with 14 more being considered by the Election Commission.
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.
DVB speaks to Veteran Burma researcher Bertil Lintner about the state of democratic reform in Burma.
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.
Obama held one on one talks with his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein on Thursday in Naypyidaw.
A demonstration against proportional representation attracted 300 protestors in Pazungdaung township, Rangoon on Sunday.
The NLD says that surprise census results warrant a reexamination of electoral constituencies in Burma.