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Myanmar Election

In A Swiftly Changing Nation, Myanmar's Rihanna Finds Her Voice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.20.2015 | World

Dressed in a shimmery zebra-print bodysuit, her lips painted a signature dark plum, Ah Moon strutted and shimmied across the stage. The young crowd c...

Myanmar’s Rohingya Could Be The World’s Next Major Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story'...

Suu Kyi's Opposition Party Wins Majority In Myanmar Parliament

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

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Myanmar's Election Is a Promising Step Toward a Brighter Future, but Much Remains to Be Done

Ma Thida | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Ma Thida

YANGON, Myanmar -- After almost five decades of military rule, having a democratic government is a dream no more. But the road ahead will be truly bumpy and tricky.

Myanmar Government Vows Peaceful Transition After Opposition Win

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's transition to greater democracy after decades of military rule surged ahead Wednesday as opposition leader Aun...

Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Seat In Historic Myanmar Election

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won her parliamentary seat, official results showed Wednesday, l...

Myanmar Ruling Party Chief Concedes Defeat To Suu Kyi's Opposition

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

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Millions Vote In Myanmar, Easy Victory Expected For Aung San Suu Kyi

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski YANGON/NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Supporters of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyiburst into boist...

Why Myanmar's Upcoming Election Is So Historic

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Aung Zaw, founder and edit...

We Need to Prevent Genocide of Rohingya Muslims -- Before It's Too Late

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Emanuel Stoakes

YANGON, Myanmar -- It is in reference to the history of a cumulative campaign against the Rohingya by successive governments in Myanmar, not just recent events, that the charge of genocide is most cogently being argued. We can't just wait for the appearance of gas chambers -- it's precisely that mentality that contributed to our world's repeated failures to prevent atrocities.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Party To Contest 2015 Myanmar Elections

AP | AYE AYE WIN | Posted 12.28.2013 | World

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if...

Aung San Suu Kyi, Detained Myanmar Opposition Leader, Loses Court Battle

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's pro-junta political party secured a majority of seats in both houses of Parliament, the latest official results from...

Aung San Suu Kyi, Detained Myanmar Opposition Leader, Expected To Be Freed Six Days After 'Sham' Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to be released from house arrest just six days after a military-backed party won her...

Burma Refugees Return Home After 'Sham' Election

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — A senior member of Myanmar's military-backed party says it has so far captured 75 percent of parliamentary seats in the countr...