No need to worry about coup, NLD says

There is no need for the people to worry about the Tatmadaw (military) staging a coup defeat as unilaterally taking power is against the law, said U Myo Nyunt, a member of the Nationa League for Democracy’s Central Executive Committee. U Myo Nyunt was responding to concerns that arose after a January 26 press conference […]

No Change in Our Commitment to Support Myanmar’s Economic Development: Japanese Ambassador

The National league for Democracy (NLD) won another landslide in the Nov.8 election, and soon afterwards the Arakan Army (AA) requested that elections be held by the end of December in townships that could not vote Nov. 8 due to armed conflicts. Myanmar’s military welcomed the statement and showed willingness to hold the elections in […]

USDP’s Call to Re-Run General Election Doesn’t Reflect Military View: Spokesman

Naypyitaw — Myanmar military or Tatmadaw spokesman Major General Zaw Min Tun has steered clear of the Union Solidarity and Development Party’s (USDP) call to re-run the Nov. 8 general election. The spokesman said the party’s call for re-running the election in coordination with the military does not reflect the Tatmadaw’s view. The USDP, which […]

UEC says Nov 8 election result is final

The Union Election Commission (UEC) will accept the results of the 2020 Myanmar election held on November 8 as final and there will not be an election re-run, said U Myint Naing from the UEC. “The recent election met five standards. Other big parties which contested in the election had already approved the result. We’ll […]

Facebook said it deleted 51,000 hate messages in Myanmar

Social media giant Facebook removed over 51,000 posts in Myanmar that contained hate speech in the first quarter of the year, a senior company official said. The deleted posts violated Facebook’s community standards regarding hate speech, said Rafael Frankel, its public policy director for Southeast Asia. “Around 51,000 contents violating hate speech rules were removed, […]

Political parties wary of foreign election aid

Pledges of financial assistance by six Western governments and the European Union in the run-up to November’s general elections have left political parties confused over who will benefit and the legality of foreign aid. A joint statement on March 3 by the EU and six embassies in Yangon said that as “development partners” they would […]