Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

With constitutional change unlikely, Daw Suu to pick obedient president

It is likely to take at least a year until constitutional change can be achieved, a National League for Democracy spokesperson says, rejecting speculation that the current parliament would agree to amend section 59(f) to allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to become president after her landslide election victory.

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Traffic cop busted for voting twice

A Yangon traffic police officer is facing up to one year in prison after he allegedly cast two advance votes for the November 8 general election.

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Han Jen owner defies order to rehire labour leaders

Strike-hit Han Jen garment factory has flouted an order from local labour officials to take back workers it fired for striking.

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YCDC nets K50 million from party posters

Advertising hoardings taken over by political parties for the duration of the campaign have now all been cleared of their partisan posters, Yangon city authorities announced yesterday.

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NLD looking to repeat 1990 landslide

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy seems on track for a repeat of its 1990 landslide election victory, with results from about 30 percent of all seats officially declared last night.

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Huge voter list failings mar NLD win in largest township

The National League for Democracy says it has won a thumping victory in Hlaing Tharyar township, the country’s most heavily populated constituency.

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Count delays result in Hlaing Tharyar

Vote counting in the country’s biggest township, Yangon Region’s Hlaing Tharyar, will continue into a third day because of the task of collating results from so many polling stations, election commission officials said last night.

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NLD senses victory following large turnout

First and unofficial results reported late last night from some of the 40,000 polling stations across Myanmar led to celebrations in Yangon by supporters of the National League for Democracy, although the scale of the opposition party’s hoped-for victory may remain in doubt for days to come.

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Crowds gather outside Yangon HQ

It was the moment many had waited decades for. “NLD must win, NLD must win,” thousands of people stood and shouted at the tops of their voices outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy, soaked by heavy rain, after polling stations closed yesterday.

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In Yangon, a day of courage and pride for voters

It was a day of pre-dawn rising, of patient multitudes waiting in sun and rain, of shops shuttered and closed which are usually bustling. It was a day of courage, and it was a day of pride.

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