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Suu Kyi's Disputed Candidacy Status

The Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win is reported to have told ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Singapore on 18 February that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would not be eligible to stand as a parliamentary candidate in the 2010 elections because she was once married to a British Citizen, Michael Aris who died in 1999, and that this only reflected what was in the 1974 Constitution.
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Suu Kyi And the 2010 Eelections

On February 19, 2008, Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yeo told the media in Singapore that his Burmese colleague Nyan Win had informed ASEAN colleagues that Aung San Suu Kyi would not be able to stand in the 2010 elections because she had a British husband and has two children who are not Burmese citizens. This was greeted with dismay around the world and especially by the National League for Democracy, whose spokesman said that any such announcement was "unlawful" as there was no Constitution or Election Law yet in force and so any announcement at this time was "inappropriate".
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Why Sanctions Fail

Many wonder why American-led sanctions against the Burmese junta have not yielded any results after all these years. Meanwhile, the Bush administration is now trying a new approach called "targeted sanctions". In this author's opinion it doesn't matter what new approach the administration may decide to take, it will again fail. Former oilmen like Bush and Cheney are either ignoring obvious developments or pretending not to notice the facts.
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Naypyitaw Paralyzed As An Ailing Than Shwe Clings To Power

Burma's junta is in trouble as it faces the future with an ailing general in charge. Senior General Than Shwe is sinking fast, according to sources close to him.
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Naypyitaw Paralyzed As An Ailing Than Shwe Clings To Power

Burma's junta is in trouble as it faces the future with an ailing general in charge. Senior General Than Shwe is sinking fast, according to sources close to him. "He's losing his mind – forgetting who has been cashiered in the past, becoming increasingly reclusive and trusting no one around him," said a senior military source in Naypyitaw, Burma's new capital – four hundred kilometers north of Rangoon.
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Burma Needs Strategy Not Strategery Is Power Mediation A Solution?

When news broke of an American diplomat meeting three ministers representing the Burmese junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), in Beijing
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Burma Needs To Relax Censorship And Support Journalists

There are several fields in Burma (Myanmar) in which the private sector moves much faster than its public counterpart. Of these, private print media
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Burma's Generals May Ditch Roadmap To Democracy

Burma's political future is at the crossroads. Burma's top generals are pre-occupied trying to decide whether to continue with their roadmap to democracy
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 February 2008 00:13 ) Read more...
 
The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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