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Myanmar stands at a critical crossroads in its democratic transition. In late March, the Union Parliament elected former Speaker of the Lower House U Win Myint as the country's new president. U Win Myint is a longtime member of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and a trusted partner of ...
But three years ago she was asked to run for parliament by the National League for Democracy (NLD), the political party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, the activist whose long campaign for democracy was instrumental in ending military rule in Myanmar. She enthusiastically answered the call, and won.

The founding fathers of the National League for Democracy as well as those in the first generation who participated in the struggle for democracy can justifiably be proud of the fact that we have been able to appoint a President, from among what may be regarded as the second generation, who is able to ...
In February 2017, about 100 Letpadaung residents blocked access to the mine, demanding they be given the 1,900 acres of land they were supposed to receive according to recommendations made earlier by a parliamentary commission led by National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu ...
Kyaw became president after the National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a majority in parliament in the 2015 elections. After the elections, Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the NLD, took the position of state counselor. She was not allowed to serve as president under the country's constitution, ...
Like his predecessor, Htin Kyaw, who retired last week for reasons of ill health, Mr. Win Myint (66) is a Suu Kyi loyalist of many years and a stalwart member of her National League for Democracy (NLD). This affiliation earned him a brief spell as a political prisoner more than two decades ago under the ...

YANGON — The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and Myanmar's military, or Tatmadaw, held separate events to mark the 73rd anniversary of Armed Forces Day on Tuesday and shared very different ideas about how to build peace and achieve national reconciliation. While the Tatmadaw said ...
IN A MAJOR development in the Pyithu Hluttaw, deputy speaker U T Khun Myat was elected as speaker on March 22, replacing U Win Myint, a stalwart of the National League for Democracy, who had resigned the previous day to contest the presidency. T Khun Myat, 68, a Kachin, won the Shan State seat ...
Like his predecessor, Htin Kyaw, who retired last week due to ill health, Win Myint, 66, is a longtime Suu Kyi loyalist and a stalwart member of her National League for Democracy party, an affiliation that earned him a brief spell as a political prisoner more than two decades ago under the previous military ...
Spokesman of Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) U Myo Nyunt has rebuffed reports of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi retiring in the near future. "There are reports that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would retire. I didn't say that. I said she would be able to retire soon if party members ...
He served as the secretary of Danubyu Township National League for Democracy and the secretary of Ayeyawady Region as well as CEC member of the NLD. He is currently running as a CEC member of ruling NLD party as well as a secretariat member. Win Myint was nominated as a MP of Lower House ...
December 13, 2011 - The National League for Democracy is granted permission to register for future elections in Myanmar. April 1, 2012 - Suu Kyi wins a seat in parliament in the first multi-party elections since 1990. April 13, 2012 - British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Myanmar. He is the first ...
The election of former Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint as vice president last Friday, virtually assured him the position as the country's next president with the majority of the ruling the National League for Democracy (NLD) legislators expected to rally behind him during the voting on Wednesday.
NAYPYITAW — A spokesman for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) on Sunday denied reports that State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would be retiring any time soon. “There are reports that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would retire. I didn't say that. I said she would be able to retire soon if ...
Win Myint, a trusted member of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's inner circle and a member of the National League for Democracy's (NLD) central executive committee, won 273 of lawmakers' 304 votes. Win Myint, who represents Yangon region's Tamwe township in parliament, has been ...
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party used its majority in the lower house to elect Win Myint as the new vice president, joining the two existing vice presidents selected two years ago by the upper house and the military, respectively. One of the vice presidents gets to serve as president, ...
Ruling party of National League for Democracy has not closely made political cooperation with other ethnic political parties any longer since it came to power, said Sai Nyunt Lwin, General Secretary of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy. The NLD made in political cooperation with ethnic political ...

Not everyone in the National League for Democracy favors such harsh treatment. U Nyan Win, secretary of the party's central executive committee, said in an interview that the charges against Mr. Wa Lone and Mr. Kyaw Soe Oo should be dismissed because they never reported on any official secrets.
By The Irrawaddy 20 March 2018. YANGON — National League for Democracy stalwart supporter and aide to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, U Win Htein, will return to Myanmar later this week after meeting with the State Counselor in Australia, according to sources close to his family. He left suddenly for Australia in January after ...
While the 2010 election that brought them to power was boycotted by the National League for Democracy (NLD), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's decision to become a politician and run in the April 2012 by-election transformed the political landscape. She won a seat in parliament, and the NLD committed to participating in the ...
Htin Kyaw, 71, was sworn in as Myanmar's official president in 2016 after Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won landmark elections. During his two years in office he's essentially acted as a proxy for Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from holding the presidency because her ...
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has castigated Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy-led government for the military campaign that has expelled some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine state with widespread charges of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The daily ...
The amendment proposes rolling back a key progressive change introduced by the National League for Democracy in 2016. The 2016 amendment, passed soon after the NLD formed government, made two important changes. It ended the need to get prior permission to protest and replaced it with a more ...
... image of present government. We denounce their movement. In the previous government administration, thousands of rapists were given amnesty. Present day rape cases are consequences of that amnesty. What we are doing today is helping our national League for Democracy (NLD) government,” said ...
U Wirathu has been accused of hate speech, causing a rift between religions and worsening political divisiveness. He is a strong critic of the ruling National League for Democracy. In May last year, Myanmar's top Buddhist authority, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, ordered the disbandment of ...
The National League for Democracy government, which assumed power in early 2016, has launched few big-ticket projects compared to the previous, military-backed government, which scooped low-hanging fruit by liberalizing the oil and gas and telecoms sectors, among others. Rebound. Although ...
The daughter of Myanmar's assassinated founding father, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to her home country in the 1980s after studying and starting a family in England. She became a key figure in the 1988 uprisings against the country's military dictatorship. Her National League for Democracy (NLD) was ...
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) will hold a party assembly this year to elect members of its Central Executive Committee, ahead of the parliamentary polls in 2020, when it expects to face a stiff challenge from opposition parties. U Nyan Win of the CEC said there was no decision yet on the ...
The daughter of Myanmar's assassinated founding father, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to her home country in the 1980s after studying and starting a family in England. She became a key figure in the 1988 uprisings against the country's military dictatorship. Her National League for Democracy (NLD) was ...
Economist and member of National League for Democracy (NLD)'s economic committee Dr Aung Ko Ko spoke exclusively to The Daily Eleven that the author behind Section 25 will be responsible for enormous amounts of 'black' money that would crash into Myanmar from malicious organizations such as ...
In 2015, the junta that had ruled Myanmar since 1962 seemed to be transitioning into an open democracy with journalistic freedom: The country was holding its first openly contested elections in over two decades, the National League for Democracy controlled parliament, and Nobel Peace Prize–winning ...
8, 2015 file photo, Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi is crushed by the media as she arrives at a polling station to vote in Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges against dozens of journalists, along with other ...
Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party holds a majority in parliament and has the power to amend or abolish such legislation. The government has also tried to cast doubt on media reports about the Rohingya. Last month, the AP published an investigation documenting the existence of five mass ...
ONE THING we learned last month: The National League for Democracy government had a great opportunity after the 2015 election. It may have squandered it. On January 25, the People's Alliance for Credible Elections released the results of a nationwide opinion poll, based on interviews with more than ...
Although the 88 Generation leaders tried to run in the 2015 election under the flag of the National League for Democracy, only U Pyone Cho, out of 17 candidates proposed by the leaders, was accepted. The rest, including U Ko Ko Gyi, were denied the chance to run for office under the NLD banner. In early ...
The 103 rd birthday of General Aung San and Children's Day were celebrated at the headquarters of the ruling National League for Democracy on February 13. Present on the occasion were Yangon Region Parliament Speaker Tin Maung Tun, regional MP Nay Phone Latt, NLD members and some ...
Myanmar signs ceasefire with two rebel groups amid decades of conflict. The Buddhist-majority country has seen the worst fighting with rebels in years since leader Aung San Suu Kyi took office almost two years ago. FILE: Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of Myanmar's National League for Democracy ...
13, the country will embrace grand commemorative celebrations mainly organized by the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party and its leader, the General's daughter, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The martyred Aung San is regarded as the father of modern Myanmar and the founder of the ...
LEADERS of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) on Monday called on ethnic people and democracy advocates across the country to unite ... leaders of ethnic political parties who worked with it for many years,” said U Sai Kyaw Nyunt, spokesman of the Shan National League for Democracy.
I heard that preparations are underway to discuss peace issues with the leaders of Kayin ethnic armed groups, who have signed the ceasefire,” said U Swe, a local resident of Hpa-an. The festival is the first festival held in the state under the National League for Democracy (NLD) administration and the ...
Local residents have not received official information about the plan to hold the 71st Union Day ceremony at the Panglong Monument with over 70,000 youths from the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the southern Shan State's Panglong, where the foundation of the union was established.
Further harmonisation is needed between the Hluttaw and the government of Yangon Region two years into the National League for Democracy government, according to NLD central executive ... The National League for Democracy's central executive committee held its eighth regular meeting Saturday.
Thinking back, it was like a celebration. There was music, dancing, camaraderie, cheering. I stood in front of the headquarters of the National League for Democracy in Yangon and felt like I was witnessing history. The crowd burst into applause when each electoral race was called in favor of the party. Myanmar's long ...
Myanmar's first civilian government since 1962 operates under continued military control over key areas such as defense and border affairs. This stems from the Tatmadaw's ideology, which provides for military dominance over political affairs. The National League for Democracy (NLD)'s rule is shaky and ...
Wednesday marks two years since Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party (NLD) took control of Myanmar's parliament after winning the 2015 elections, giving the country its first democratic government in decades. Myanmar's de-facto leader has since been the target of international condemnation ...
'Suu Kyi remains Myanmar's best hope for change'. Around 688,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Rakhine to Bangladesh in recent months to escape an army crackdown. Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of Myanmar's National League for Democracy. Picture: United Nations Photo. Myanmar ...
After a difficult year, Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) started 2018 by denying rumors that Aung San Suu Kyi – state counsellor, foreign minister and de facto ruler – was suffering from a condition causing paralysis. This followed earlier rumous that Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw was ...
As the second anniversary of the National League for Democracy's time in power approaches in late March, thoughts are starting to turn toward a general election expected to take place in 2020. At the previous poll, in 2015, the NLD earned a resounding victory, winning more than three quarters of the ...
Reconciling the demands of a huge range of ethnic-minority armies, which together outnumber Myanmar's armed forces, was the main goal of the National League for Democracy (NLD) when it took power in April 2016. Some non-ceasefire signatories did attend the previous Panglong conference six ...
When the National League for Democracy party was elected to office, local lawmakers from the party took the issue to Parliament. According to locals, they were told by Parliament, government officials and senior Buddhist monks that the pagoda would be repainted white once the gold began to fade.


 

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