Election 2015

A man checks his name on the voters' list in Tharkayta township, Yangon on 14 September 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Friday, September 18 2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) have released their own statement on 17 September addressing the‘Joint Statement ...

State Department spokesman John Kirby Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA
Friday, September 18 2015

The United States expressed concern Thursday that preparations for Myanmar's landmark elections have been undermined by ...

Wednesday, September 16 2015

The United States, Japan and other major powers on Tuesday raised fears that rising religious tensions in Myanmar ...

NLD members campaigning in Mandalay on 8 September, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Tuesday, September 15 2015

Foreign embassies have issued a joint statement calling for a credible, transparent, and inclusive election.

Buddhist nationalist groups set off on September 14 to begin two weeks of celebrations of the four controversial race and religion bills recently signed into law. The rally of monks and lay people, including representatives of the Ma Ba Tha, began their prayers and celebrations at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Tuesday, September 15 2015

The Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion, or Ma Ba Tha, held a celebration for the approval ofthe last of four ...

President Thein Sein at his first-ever press conference in 2012. Photo: Ye Min/Mizzima
Tuesday, September 15 2015

President U Thein Sein said in his message on the International Day ...

Tuesday, September 15 2015

In preparation for the historic 8 November elections, the Union Election Commission has launched “Let’s go and check the Voter List”.

People check their names on voters' lists on 14 September, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Tuesday, September 15 2015

The election commission in Myanmar has announced its second round of voter lists for the upcoming general elections, the first since decades of military rule ended in 2011 according to a report by VOA on 14 September.

Campaigners in Mandalay region
Monday, September 14 2015

In a packed, windowless room, 40 or so candidates preparing to run in Myanmar’s general election listen in rapt attention as ...

Rohingya MP Shwe Maung (R) talks as Charles Santiago, a Malaysian MP, the chair of The ASEAN parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) (L) stands beside him during a press call in front of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission office in Yangon, Myanmar, 04 September 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Friday, September 11 2015

As campaigning continues for 8 November elections, wide-ranging discrimination continues to be a serious concern as Rohingya Muslims, ...


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