An election observer from the Asian Network for Free Elections says his initial impression of yesterday’s polls was of a peaceful, orderly vote.
Victory for the National League for Democracy would mean “a great leap” forward for democracy in Myanmar, opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told a throng of supporters, onlookers and journalists yesterday.
Tens of thousands of voters in Hlaing Tharyar township have been left off the final electoral list issued by the Union Election Commission on November 2, according to one of the candidates contesting the constituency.
Excitment is coursing through my veins as I sit, somewhat impatiently, at my township election commission office. I know that this moment, and the vote that follows in just a few days, is important for me and for my country.
Two prominent student activists who spent almost eight months in hiding from police are set to appear in court today to face five charges related to education law protests, according to their families.
Bemoaning a fall in clients of up to 50 percent, travel agency operators are crossing their fingers for an orderly election next month. Amid booking cancellations and a slump in interest, many agents are hoping for a rebound next year, under a stable government and a new president.
Myanmar's first final, nationwide voter list was slated to go on public display yesterday, but after months of outraged political parties and voters calling election officials to task, most will have to wait at least another day to see the final roll.
More than 150 Myanmar citizens imprisoned in India for illegal fishing have been brought home by the government, with more due back today. For some the return caps a five-year saga after their boats were blown off course by unseasonal weather back in March 2010.