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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘won’t rule out’ boycotting historic vote


Ahead of the general election later this year, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San
Suu Kyi has said the National League for Democracy (NLD) had not ruled out
boycotting the vote. Many see her as the country’s best hope.

In an interview with the Reuters news agency on Friday, Suu Kyi said her opposition
National League for Democracy (NLD) party was “ready to govern.” The Nobel
laureate warned, however, that President Thein Sein was insincere about reform
and might try to postpone the election.

The NLD won Myanmar’s last real election in 1990 with a landslide victory, which was
nullified by the military. In 2012, however, Suu Kyi and 42 other NLD members entered
parliament after a by-election.

‘Absolute necessity’

Until four years ago, Myanmar had been governed under brutal military rule under which Suu Kyi was held under house arrest for 15 years. Despite her detainment, the 69-year-old called on Friday for the Myanmar people to reconcile with the military, saying it was an “absolute necessity.”

“We can’t have a country that is split between the military and the rest of the people,” Suu Kyi said.

Asked whether her party would run with the constitution unchanged, Suu Kyi told Reuters that although the NLD doesn’t think boycotting the election is the best choice, they’re “not ruling it out altogether.”

“We are leaving our options open,” Suu Kyi said in the capital, Naypyitaw.

The party previously boycotted the general election in 2010, which was widely believed to have been rigged. As a result, Thein Sein, a former general and junta stalwart, was sworn into office.

‘Complacent’ over reform

Immediately after his electoral victory, Sein’s government – which Suu Kyi referred to as Thein Sein’s “hardline regime” – implemented a number of political and economic reforms. But five years on, most people’s lives have been left unimproved.

Like much of Myanmar’s 53 million strong population, Suu Kyi now feels, however, that Thein Sein is no longer sincere about reform.

“If he had been sincere about reform, then we would be much further ahead than we are,” Suu Kyi said on Friday.

Suu Kyi also blamed praise from the US and other western powers for causing Thein Sein’s government to become “complacent” over reform in the years since his election.

“The United States and the West in general are too optimistic, and a bit of healthy skepticism would help everybody a great deal,” Suu Kyi said.

Military power

Fears are also growing that the military – whose immense power continues to go largely unchecked – is again casting a shadow over the impending election. The constitution, drafted by Thein Sein, reserves a quarter of parliamentary seats for military delegates, which effectively allows them to veto any constitutional change.

The constitution also prohibits presidential candidates with a foreign spouse or child from running in the election. Despite her late husband’s and two sons’ British nationality, Suu Kyi believes that the role of president is still within her reach.

“Why not?” she asked, “Constitutions are not permanent.”

Best hope?

Despite her leniency towards the military and her controversial cooperation with Thein Sein’s government – particularly over claims she had failed to speak up for the mostly stateless Rohingya Muslims living in poor conditions in western Myanmar – much of the country’s diverse nation still regards Suu Kyi as Myanmar’s best hope in the forthcoming vote.

November’s general election will be “the real test of whether we are on the route to democracy or not,” Suu Kyi said.

ksb/rc (Reuters)

မၿဖိဳ းၿဖိဳး ေအာင္ နဲ ့ ေက် ာင္းသား ေတြ ကို ျပန္လႊတ္ေပး ဖို ့ သမၼတ ေဟာင္း ေဂ် ာ့ဘုရွ္ ဇနီးေမာင္ ႏွံ ေၾကျငာ ခ်က္ ထုတ္ ျပန္


ျမန္မာ ႏိုင္ငံ ပဲခူးတိုင္း လက္ပံတန္း ၿမိဳ  ့ မွာ ပညာေရး ျပဳ ျပင္ ေျပာင္းလဲ ဖို ့ အတြက္ ေတာင္းဆို ၾကတဲ့
ေက် ာင္းသား ေတြ ကို အၾကမ္းဖက္ ႏွိပ္စက္ လူစု ခြဲ ၿပီး ဖမ္းဆီးထား တဲ့ ေက် ာင္းသား ၊ ေက် ာင္းသူ Read more

Myanmar Students Reject Government Warning to Stop Protests


YANGON, Myanmar — Feb 5, 2015, 11:37 PM ET
University students from across Myanmar on Friday rejected a government warning
that they stop protesting against a new education law that they say prohibits them Read more

သပိတ္ေမွာက္ ေက် ာင္းသားမ် ား ကို ေတာင္သာ ျပည္သူေတြ က ေသာင္းေသာင္းဖ် ဖ် ႀကိဳဆုိ


မႏၱေလး ၿမိဳ ့ မွ ခ်ီတက္ လာသည့္ သပိတ္ေမွာက္ ေက်ာင္းသား မ် ား သည္ ယေန ့ နံနက္ ပိုင္း
တြင္ ျမင္းၿခံ ၿမိဳ  ့ မွ ထြက္ခြာ လာရာ ေတာင္သာ ၿမိဳ  ့ အ၀င္ နန္းျမင့္ ေတာင္ၾကား တြင္ 
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ျမန္မာ စစ္တပ္ က မုဒိမ္းက်င့္ ၿပီး သတ္ျဖတ္ ခဲ့ တဲ့ ကခ်င္ တိုင္းရင္းသူ ႏွစ္ ဦး အမႈမွန္ ေပၚေပါက္ေရး အေမရိကန္ ေတာင္းဆို


ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္း မူဆယ္ ခရိုင္ ပန္ဆိုင္း ၿမိဳ  ့ က ခရစ္ယာန္ ဘာသာေရး
ေက်ာင္းမွာ တာ၀န္ထမ္းေဆာင္ ေန တဲ့ ကခ်င္ ႏွစ္ျခင္း အသင္းေတာ္ က အမ်ိ ဳး Read more

Aung San Suu Kyi concedes she won’t become Myanmar’s next president


Lindsay Murdoch
Published: January 9, 2015 – 7:56AM

Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi
has acknowledged she will be unable to become her country’s next president Read more

လက္ပန္ေတာင္း မွာ ျမန္မာ ရဲ က ပစ္လို ့ တစ္ဦးေသ ၿပီး ၊ တရုတ္ ရဲ က ပစ္လို ့ လူ ၅၀ ေက် ာ္ျပင္းထန္ စြာ ဒဏ္ရာရ


စစ္ကိုင္းတိုင္း ယင္းမာပင္ ၿမိဳ  ့က လက္ပံတန္းေတာင္ ေဒသ ေၾကးနီ စီမံကိန္း
က ျမန္မာ ရဲ တပ္ ဖြဲ  ့ က ပစ္ခတ္ လို ့ အသက္ ၅၆ ႏွစ္ အရြယ္ အမ်ိ ဳး သမီး တစ္ဦး Read more

Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during
a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper Read more

ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ ငါးစု ေနာက္ပိုင္း ကြ်န္ျမဴ နစ္ ၀ါဒ ကို ေလ့လာ တဲ့ ျမန္မာ လူငယ္ ေတြ ပိုမ် ားလာ


ျမန္မာ ႏိုင္ငံ တြင္း မွာ တကယ့္ ကြန္ျမဴ နစ္ စနစ္ စစ္စစ္ကို ေလ့လာ ၿပီး အရင္းရွင္
ကုပ္ေသြးစုပ္ ၀ါဒ ကို တိုက္ဖ် က္ တြန္းလွန္း လို တဲ့ အင္အား စု ဟာ Read more

တူးေဖာ္စဥ္ က ႏွိပ္စက္ ဒဏ္ရာမ် ား နဲ ့ ေသဆံုးေၾကာင္း အမ် ား သူငွာ ေတြ ့ရွိ ေသာ္လည္း ဆရာ၀န္ က ေသနတ္ ဒဏ္ရာ နဲ ့ ေသရတယ္ လို ့ ေျပာခ်င္ ေနပံုရွိ


လက္နက္ လုၿပီး ထြက္ ေျပး လို ့ စစ္တပ္ က ပစ္ခတ္ လိုက္ရတယ္ ဆိုတဲ့ အလြတ္ သတင္း ေထာက္
ကိုပါႀကီး ရဲ  ့ အေလာင္း ကို ရန္ကုန္ တကၠသိုလ္က မႈခင္း ဘက္ ဆိုင္ရာ ေဆးပညာရွင္ ပါေမာကၡ ေဒါက္ Read more

သတင္းေထာက္ ကိုပါႀကီး ဦးေခါင္း တစ္ခုလံုး ေၾကမြေအာင္ ႏွိပ္စက္ ရိုက္ႏွက္ ခံရ ၿပီး မွ ေသဆံုး


ႏို၀င္ဘာလ ၅ ရက္ေန ့ က က်ိဳက္မေရာ ၿမိဳ  ့နယ္ ေရႊ၀ါေခ် ာင္ ေက်းရြာ တြင္ ျမဳပ္ ႏွံ ထား သည့္
အလြတ္သတင္းေထာက္ ကိုပါႀကီး ကို ျမဳပ္ႏွံ ထား သည့္ ေနရာ ကို သြား ေရာက္ တူး ေဖာ္ရာတြင္ Read more

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