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Burma’s parliament has named the country’s first civilian president.

Following almost 50 years of military rule, former general and outgoing prime minister Thein Sein (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was appointed president. (more…)

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Last month poll in Burma brought strong UN criticism saying they were neither free nor fair, and clashes on the border between troops and ethnic Karen rebels. (more…)

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Burma’s pro-democracy leader has been released on Saturday after seven years of house arrest. Her latest detention was due to expire on that day. (more…)

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In order to escape clashes between troops and ethnic Karen rebels, thousands have fled across the Burmese border (photo, from aljazeera.net). The violence followed the first election in 20 years. (more…)

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During next month’s elections, foreign observers or international media will not be allowed into Myanmar, the country’s authorities said. (more…)

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Even though her name is on a voter’s list, Aung San Suu Kyi (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) will refuse to vote in the general election on 7 November. (more…)

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Aung San Suu Kyi is on a voter’s list for the first general election in 20 years, due to be held in November, eyewitnesses have told the BBC. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A list of rules for campaining ahead of November’s general election has been published by Myanmar authorities. The rules prevent candidates from making speeches that “tarnish” the ruling military government. (more…)

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The National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, has been disbanded at midnight on Thursday after it refused to register with election authorities. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Myanmar’s opposition leader has denounced the military government’s new laws passed earlier this week. Aung San Suu Kyi described the law that bar her from runnng for office as “unjust” and “repressive”.

Five election-related laws were enacted by the country’s ruling generals on Monday to govern the polls. Details have been gradually unveiled in state-run newspapers. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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