Is the Party Politics Moving towards the Centralized Character with Hegemonic Strategy as A Vicious Cycle?

Photo: Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) In Myanmar, the armed struggle by ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) against central regime has continued to be a mainstream political movement for non-Burmese ethnic peoples and such political movement always calls for the right of self-determination and equality among ethnic peoples. At the same time, current democratic transition […]

Myanmar’s Ruling Party Is Trying To Win the National Elections Even Before Polling Starts

Myanmar goes to national elections on 8 November, five years after the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won the first ever free-and-fair polls since the country embarked on a process of democratic transition. Over 90 political parties are contesting this time, which is a healthy sign of a broadening […]

What Elections Really Mean For Us: the 2020 Polls in Myanmar

Photo: Kachin State People’s Party Conference (KSPP’s page) As we all know, the Myanmar (Bamar) are the majority population, numerically speaking, in relation to the other nationality peoples who co-founded the Union of Myanmar (Burma). Today the non-Bamar peoples are represented by seven ethnic states: Chin, Kachin, Kayah (Karenni), Kayin (Karen), Mon, Rakhine (Arakan) and […]