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5 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Five Million People Have Had Enough of Myanmar's Current Constitution

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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Leaders Want Suu Kyi to Observe Signing of National Ceasefire

Leaders from ethnic armed groups met with Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon on Monday to discuss the ongoing peace process.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, Burma,

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

As reforms slow, Burmese call for more change

BEIJING a?? As peace talks to end one of the world's longest-running civil wars resume in Burma, pro-democracy activists are pushing the military-led government to give up one of its cherished powers: the right to veto any reforms it doesn't like.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Security a Concern as Jade Mining Set to Resume in Hpakant

Recent fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops in Kachin State's Hpakant Township has raised security concerns, with jade mining operations set to resume in the area next month.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Disavows Political Parties' Ceasefire Statement

Burma's largest opposition party distanced itself this week from a statement by dozens of political parties that called for the signing of a nationwide ceasefire between the government and ethnic armed groups "as soon as possible," while an NLD leader insisted the party supports the general principle of the document released on Monday.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Myanmar Opposition Pushes Parliament For Further Action On Constitution Amendment

Myanmar's main opposition National League for Democracy , in collaboration with the 88- Generation Students Peace and Open Society, has formally presented to the parliament for further action with regard to the results of its cross-country signature campaign in support of altering the constitution, Xinhua news agency reported.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

200 Kachin Civilians Flee Fighting Near Hpakant

About 200 Kachin civilians in Kachin State's Hpakant Township have been newly displaced by clashes between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army in recent days, according to local leaders and Kachin rebel sources, who said that the fighting erupted after government forces entered a rebel-controlled ruby mining area.

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Burmanet

Radio Free Asia: Myanmar political parties concerned by government cease-fire push

Several political parties in Myanmar said Tuesday that the government appeared to be rushing to conclude a nationwide cease-fire agreement with armed ethnic groups without enabling them to adequately address the key concerns of the groups.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar parliament to scrutinise Suu Kyi charter change bid

Myanmar's parliament could consider a petition by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition calling for an end to the army's veto on amending the constitution in the former junta-ruled nation, the house speaker said on Monday .

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

In Myanmar, a Aung San Suu Kyi's party a is a at a a crossroads

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi walks back after offering flowers at the tomb of her late father, and Myanmar's Independence hero Gen.

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Related Topix: The Lady, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Anti-PR Activists Charged Despite Change to Burma Protest Law

Police in Pegu Division have charged five activists for demonstrating without permission against a plan to change Burma's electoral system, despite an amendment recently signed off by President Thein Sein to soften the law restricting the right to protest.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: NLD leader hails petition result as unprecedented in Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has hailed the massive show of support for her party's constitutional reform petition as unprecedented in Myanmar history.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Five opposition party members charged for protest against PR system

Five members of two opposition parties were charged by local police in Pegu Division for leading an unauthorised demonstration against enacting a proportional representation voting system for the country's elections, which was one of the central issues of the latest parliamentary session.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns during by-elections in 2012.

The Union Election Commission has rejected a request from the National League for Democracy and ethnic parties to double the length of time parties will have to campaign for Burma's crucial 2015 elections.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A woman signs a petition in support of constitutional reform.

Burma's main opposition party and the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society on Wednesday urged Parliament to seriously consider the millions of signatories to a petition calling for changes to the constitutional article that gives the military a veto over amendments to the charter.

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The York Daily Record

Nearly 5M sign up for changing Myanmar charter

The party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has collected nearly 5 million signatures in support of changing Myanmar's military-drafted constitution and challenging the military's dominance in parliament.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Nearly 5M sign up for changing Myanmar charter

The party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has collected nearly 5 million signatures in support of changing Myanmar's military-drafted constitution and challenging the military's dominance in parliament.

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ABC News

Nearly 5M Sign up for Changing Myanmar Charter

The party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi had collected nearly 5 million signatures in support of changing Myanmar's military-drafted constitution and challenging the military's dominance in parliament.

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Burmanet

The Wall Street Journal: Elections will test Burma's new democracy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Myanmar this week comes as the clock is ticking for Burma's major political parties in the run-up to the 2015 national elections.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Jim McNalis' sculpture of the late Win Tin is seen in his US studio.

Over the years, Jim McNalis has made sculptures of dissidents and political prisoners in Burma, and circulated photographs and postcards of those works in order to draw attention to his subjects' struggles for freedom and democracy.

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