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Myanmar Election

Myanmar's Parliament Elects Suu Kyi Confidant As President

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.15.2016 | World

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament elected a close friend and confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as president on Tuesday, making Hti...

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 ch...

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's...

Suu Kyi's Opposition Party Wins Majority In Myanmar Parliament

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

YANGON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party on Friday clinched enough seats in parliament to elect a pre...

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 Ruling Party Chief Concedes Defeat To Suu Kyi's Opposition

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

NAYPYITAW/HINTHADA, Myanmar, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Myanmar's ruling party conceded defeat in the country's general election on Monday, as the opposition l...

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 boisterous ce...

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 edito...

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, 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...