Opinion

Behind battles, resources, economy, lack of peace…

The Union Peace Conference (UPC) will be held on January 12. A total of 700 representatives have been invited to it. The conference reminds me of the National Convention.

The National Convention was held on January 9, 1993. The UPC is on January 12.

The convention gathered 702 representatives, and the UPC, 700.

Eight groups of representatives attended the convention; five will show up at the UPC.

The judicial system, a design of former chief justice Aung Toe

A provision of the election manifesto of the National League for Democracy (NLD) stated that the judicial sector must be at the same level as the legislative and executive sectors and free from the influence of the executive sector.

The manifesto contained six stipulations about establishing a fair and unbiased judicial system:

The dawn is coming

 
 
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Are human lives worthless in Hpakant, the hub of jade mining?

On November 13 evening, the terrorists bombed six places in Paris and claimed over hundred lives and injured more than 300. 
The Bataclan Theatre was hurt the worst and the Stade de France Stadium where the French President and the German foreign minister were watching friendship football match was attacked twice by suicide bombers.
The world is shocked and the world leaders have condemned the terrorism and stood in support of France.  

Don’t relax the muscle yet!

 

The National League for Democracy (NLD) won 387 seats in two parliaments, according to the Union Election Commission (UEC) as of November 11.

The NLD secured 59 seats more than the required count of 328 seats to form the government.

Union Minister U Ohn Myint needs to answer

The way cabinet members and Union Ministers are campaigning for the elections are questionable.

How to prevent vote rigging according to law

The general election is only five days away.

The involvement of the political parties, candidates, media workers, polling booth officials, observers and each and every one of the people is important. Only they can prevent electoral fraud from happening.

There are at least seven ways to cheat the election. But the law can keep them in check.

(1) Using voter lists

Talking about judiciary and the rule of law

Written by Nay Htun Naing

Translated by NTH and ST

26-10-2015

Talking about judiciary and the rule of law

“I was charged and imprisoned under Section 26 for living in the land I own. I was charged again under Section 27 twenty days later after serving a month in prison,” said Daw Nyo, 82, who was jailed for squatting in the Nay Pyi Taw Council which is under direct administration of the President.

Is the President personally campaigning?

Campaign activities of the candidates for the upcoming elections, part affiliated or independent, began on the set date of 8 September.

Some ministers and deputy ministers from the cabinet will be competing for the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in addition to state and region level ministers.

However, many voters have questioned the nature of their trips; government sponsored or just a campaign trip?

UK-based Global Witness reported Myanmar exported at least 12 billion USD worth of jades to China in 2014

Most of the profits are monopolized by Se. Gen. U Than Shwe family, Union Minister U Ohn Myint, military-backed Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd., crony companies and drug lords.

According to the import figures from China, Myanmar had exported 12 billion worth of jades to China in 2014 alone, stated Global Witness’s report released on October 23.

The report titled “Jade: Myanmar’s Big State Secret” documented the finding and further details were also included in the report.