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President Thein Sein

MYANMAR: National League for Democracy (NLD) Gearing up to Govern the Nation

Paper No. 6060                                Dated 19-Jan-2016

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

MYANMAR: The General Elections and after

Paper No. 6038                                 Dated 23-Nov-2015

By C. S. Kuppuswamy                       

The Elections

The General Elections were held on Sunday the 8th November 2015.  Elections were held for the lower house, the upper house and the fourteen state/ regional assemblies. For security reasons, elections were not held in some townships in the Shan State and in some areas where the fighting continues in Northern Myanmar.

MYANMAR: General Elections 2015 – A Curtain Raiser

Paper No. 5977                                  Dated 28-July-2015

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

MYANMAR: Three years of “Discipline-Flourishing-Democracy”

 Paper No. 5651                               Dated 21-Feb-2014

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In Myanmar’s seven-step road map to democracy announced on 30 August 2003 by General Khin Nyunt, the official English translation for the Burmese term for the type of democracy to be established in that country was Discipline Flourishing Democracy.  This term continues to be in use.

Introduction

MYANMAR: 2008 Constitution – The Cynosure of Current Political Debate

Paper No. 5631                                             Dated 10-Jan-2014

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

“We have to accept openly that the Constitution is not fair, not in accordance with democratic standards and not a charter that is good for our country’s future”  – Aung San Suu Kyi (04 January 2014)

Introduction

MYANMAR: Will the Peace Process materialise?

Paper No. 5536                               Dated 03-Aug-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

Introduction

In his address at the Chatham House, UK on 15 July 2013, President Thein Sein categorically asserted that the armed fighting in Myanmar since 1948 will end soon. 

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