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Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 March

Feb 08, 2016

Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 March

Myanmar will have to wait till mid-March to know who might be its President as speculation swirls over who will serve as proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #military #Junta #Thein Sein #NLD #National League for Democracy #Min Aung Hlaing #Win Khaing Than
Could Aung San Suu Kyi become Myanmar president? Pro-govt TV reports think so

Feb 08, 2016

Could Aung San Suu Kyi become Myanmar president? Pro-govt TV reports think so

Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on a constitutional clause preventing her from becoming the president. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Suu Kyi #National League for Democracy party
Myanmar begins historic parliament session dominated by Suu Kyi's party

Feb 01, 2016

Myanmar begins historic parliament session dominated by Suu Kyi's party

Hundreds of newly elected legislators, a majority of them from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, have begun a parliament session that will instal their government and elect a new president #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #National League for Democracy #Union Solidarity and Development Party #U Thein Sein #Naypyitaw #Win Khaing Than #Aye Thar Aung
Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govt

Jan 26, 2016

Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govt

Myanmar's outgoing army-backed president asked parliament Tuesday to extend the powers of the military-controlled home affairs ministry by giving it control over immigration, officials said. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Junta #Suu Kyi #NLD #National League for Democracy party #Zaw Htay #President Thein Sein #Min Aung Hlaing
Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprising against Hosni Mubarak

Jan 25, 2016

Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprising against Hosni Mubarak

Egypt is marking the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #Middle East #NewsTracker #Cairo #Democracy #Egyptians #Egypt uprising #autocrat
Cross-border love story goes sour: Missing Mumbai techie, Hamid Ansari, found in custody of Pakistani army

Jan 15, 2016

Cross-border love story goes sour: Missing Mumbai techie, Hamid Ansari, found in custody of Pakistani army

Hamid N Ansari, a techie from Mumbai who went missing in Pakistan on 10 November, 2012, is reported to be alive and in custody of the Pakistan Army, an activists' group said on Thursday. #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Army #Andheri #Hamid Ansari #Pakistan-India Peoples' Forum for Peace and Democracy #Peshawar High Court #Jatin Desai #Kohat #PIPFPD #Mussaratullah Khan #Nehal Ansari
The Chhattisgarh tapes: Money and political parties killing democracy

Jan 07, 2016

The Chhattisgarh tapes: Money and political parties killing democracy

The disclosure of the Chhattisgarh tapes by Ashutosh Bhardwaj in The Indian Express on 30 December, 2015 possibly provide yet another example of the “the pernicious and baneful influence of big money” on the election process that the Supreme Court pointed out a full 40 years ago. #CriticalPoint #Democracy #Supreme Court of India #Constitution of India #OP Gupta #Chhattisgarh tapes #illicit use of money #1951 Representation of the People Act
Start of a new era: Aung San Suu Kyi's party members to join Myanmar parliament on 1 February

Jan 06, 2016

Start of a new era: Aung San Suu Kyi's party members to join Myanmar parliament on 1 February

Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious pro-democracy party will take their seats in parliament on 1 February, Myanmar's speaker said Wednesday, beginning a new era for a nation under army rule for decades. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #National League for Democracy #Union Solidarity and Development Party #Shwe Mann #President Thein Sein #Myanmar parliament
Dozens of workers buried alive as landslide collapses Myanmar jade mine

Dec 26, 2015

Dozens of workers buried alive as landslide collapses Myanmar jade mine

Rescuers were searching through mud and rubble Saturday after a new landslide buried workers — possibly dozens — in a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in just over a month. #China #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #National League for Democracy #Landslide #Jade #Hpakant
Priest and govt supporters 'exorcise' newspaper in Poland

Dec 14, 2015

Priest and govt supporters 'exorcise' newspaper in Poland

A priest and some 50 supporters of Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party have sought to "exorcise" leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. #NewsTracker #Europe #Poland #Democracy #Protests #Polish #Euro scepticism #Gazeta Wyborcza