Kayah parties urged to back NLD

The Karen National Progressive Party (KNPP) urged the ethnic parties in Kayah State to support the victorious National League for Democracy (NLD).  

Khu Oo Reh, the general secretary of United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and the vice chairman of KNPP, met representatives from the Kayah Ethnic Democracy Party, All Nationals' Democracy Party and Kayan National Party in Loikaw.  

USDP lodges election lawsuits

A police officer says the Union Solidarity and Development Party filed 18 election-related lawsuits in Pakokku Township, Magway Region.

 The party lodged five complaints at Pakokku Myoma police station, six with Myitchay police and seven in Kamma, he said.

The commander at Pakokku Myoma’s station, who is handling the cases, said the accused were polling officers and National League for Democracy (NLD) polling agents.

He added that the cases were under investigation.

Suu Kyi wants to form inclusive government

Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD), said during a weekly interview on Radio Free Asia that she expected ethnic minorities and anyone who took an interest in the country’s future to join her government.

“In our government, I expect ethnic representatives who are not in our party and others who can provide benefits to the country to be involved,” said Suu Kyi.

Ceasefire door open to non-signatories

All participants should create flexible conditions for ethnic armed groups which have not signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement when drafting a framework for political dialogue, says Sai Kyaw Nyunt from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy.

Sai Kyaw Nyunt was speaking after the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee meeting in Yangon with 16 representatives each from the government, armed groups and political parties.

Thura Shwe Mann meets Suu Kyi and defence minister separately

Union Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann met with National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi and Minister of Defence Lieutenant General Sein Win separately on the morning of November 23 at his office in Nay Pyi Taw.

The speaker's meeting with Suu Kyi lasted about an hour.

Following his meeting with the NLD leader, the speaker met the defence minister for the first time.

No details have yet been released about the meetings.

US Assistant Secretary of State asks tea shop customers about election

Yangon - Daniel Russel, the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs visited the Thukha Sisane tea shop in Yangon to ask customers about their views on the future of Myanmar after election, the US Embassy in Myanmar announced on November 23.

The Assistant Secretary arrived in Yangon on November 23, and he will travel to Nay Pyi Taw next. He came to Myanmar to honour President Thein Sein and top government officials, as well as Aung San Suu Kyi, civic organisations and people who were involved in the historic election.

Obama asks Thein Sein about plan to meet Suu Kyi

US president Obama asked Myanmar president Thein Sein at the US-Asean Meetinf on November 21 about whether he plans to meet Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy.
During the Asean Summit in Malaysia, President Obama and President Thein Sein did not meet separately, despite rumours to the contrary. However, after the US-Asean Meeting, President Obama spoke with President Thein Sein for a few minutes in their meeting room.

Thein Sein tells Asean he will hand over power

President Thein Sein told the 27th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday that he would abide by the results of November 8 election and transfer power peacefully.

Ye Htut, spokesperson for the president, told the Daily Eleven: “The president again promised to follow the election result and to transfer power peacefully. Asean leaders talked extensively about the election. They praised and congratulated us. They acknowledged our development.”

USDP accused of Shan electoral fraud

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) has claimed the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) used electoral fraud to win the November 8 election in Namhsan, Kutkai and Mong Ping townships.

Namhsan Lower House MP Sai Zaw Win, Upper House MP Nang Htwe Hmone and Mong Ping Shan State representative Nang Nung made the allegations after losing their seats.