Burma Affairs

RVISION October 20, 2015

Nearly 6,600 overseas voters cast advance votes on Sunday for the upcoming general election on 8 November the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 20 October. Since advance voting began on 13 October, the total number of overseas voters rose to 17,498. The advance voting period will end on 23 October. About 18 overseas […]

RVISION October 20, 2015

Myanmar’s general election will go ahead as planned on November. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Tuesday. Since then periodic bouts of religious bloodshed have overshadowed Myanmar’s reform efforts as it begins to emerge from the grip of outright military rule under a quasi-civilian government, which […]

RVISION October 19, 2015

Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) recently concluded our second fact-finding mission to Myanmar of 2015. The delegation, which included parliamentarians from Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, visited Yangon, Kachin State, and Arakan (Rakhine) State, and met with a variety of stakeholders in order to learn about key political and human rights issues facing the country. […]

msa October 19, 2015

By Associate Press Oct 18 SINGAPORE – Hundreds of Myanmar nationals were lining up in Singapore to cast advance ballots in the country’s Nov. 8 parliamentary election. The large turnout has overwhelmed the embassy staff, prompting officials to extend voting that was supposed to end Sunday by three days. The election is believed to be […]

msa October 19, 2015

YANGON | By Aung Hla Tun October 18 (Reuters) — The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has revoked foreign exchange licences issued to hundreds of businesses ranging from hotels to hospitals, in a bid to control “dollarization” and increase the value of the ailing kyat currency. The CBM sent an official letter to the licence […]

msa October 19, 2015

By newsnextbd Rangamati – At least one person was killed and two others injured in a gun-battle between Bangladeshi joint forces and a Myanmar separatist organisation in a remote jungle of the hills, police said Sunday. A local member of Village Defence Party, a voluntary security force at the locality, was gunned down on the scene […]

RVISION October 15, 2015

They leaped and whooped and their shirts came off and their hands reached up in the air and out toward the musicians. It was politics, but this National League for Democracy event in Thandwe in southern Arakan (Rakhine) State was also a party. Hardline Buddhist nationalist monks and local leaders of the powerful Arakan National […]

RVISION October 13, 2015

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar’s election commission on Tuesday proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. Union Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye told reporters that the election to choose a new parliament “might be delayed.” He made the comment after meeting with different political parties […]

msa July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013 In An-Taw Quarter, Than Dwe (Sada) Tsp, post 10PM last night and till now, 8 Kaman Muslim’s Houses were burnt down. Like the burning of Muslims’ houses in Akyab (Sittwe) last year, burning of the houses was not carried out by ordinary means but by Fire Launcher or Fire Bombs. Therefore,authority is […]