Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD)

The ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) won 9 out of the 19 seats vacant in Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, State and Region Hluttaw in April 1 by-election.Keep reading ...

Hydropower review taskforce stalls, waiting for instructions

A commission member on the taskforce reviewing hydropower projects said the team has yet to hear back from the president about the first submitted report, which is believed to have advised cancelling the controversial, Chinese-backed Myitsone dam.Keep reading ...

Lifting US sanctions: right or wrong?

Two weeks ago the Obama administration declared that it will drop all remaining economic sanctions imposed on Myanmar. Since 1997, when the sanctions were established as a response to the gross human rights abuses being committed by the country’s ruling junta, they have prevented any ...

Obama pledges to remove nearly all remaining US economic sanctions

 In a move derided by human rights groups, Washington has pledged to fete the progress made by Myanmar’s new government by lifting nearly all remaining economic sanctions.With a fatigued-looking Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at his side, US President Barack Obama yesterday lauded the “good-news ...

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