» 01/31/2011, 00.00
Naypyidaw, the first sitting of Burma’s “sham” Parliament
In the midst of junta propaganda and the indifference of the population, the two Houses begin their first working session today in the capital. First priorities, the election of new President of Myanmar. The dictatorship has imposed a strict censorship, denying access to journalists. NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi left on the sidelines.
The new government, a “puppet” in the hands of the military, says Burmese trade union leader
U Maung Maung stresses the absence of “new faces” in parliament, where most are military or former military. The new president plays “the role assigned to him,” but will not share power. Trade union leader urges the international community not to recognise the government. For him, the dictatorship is weakening, “a few more shoves in the right places will lead to its collapse.”
Top members of Burmese junta resign ahead of elections, but power remains with military
Ahead of November 7 elections General Than Shwe reported to have cast off uniform, while retaining control of the country. But no official confirmation. The new president chosen by Parliament, where Constitution grants a quarter of the seats to military.
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Myanmar: New Parliament opens, first step towards democracy
Today the deputies elected from the Aung San Suu Kyi’s Democratic League take up their seats in the lower house and upper chamber. In late March, they will elect the new president of the country. "This is a day to be proud of in the political history of Myanmar." The transition from dictatorship to democracy begins.
Activists and ethnic minorities together to promote democracy in Myanmar
From August 11 to 13 in Jakarta a summit to develop a plan for national reconciliation will be held. It is the first attempt at a united movement the struggle for independence of former Burma. For Aung San Suu Kyi in the decision in the trial against her is "painfully obvious".
The Supreme Court upholds sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi
The judges rejected her lawyers arguments. The "Lady" will remain confined until November and will not participate in elections. The lawyer for the Nobel Peace Laureate appeals to the Minister for Justice. NLD spokesman: The ruling confirms that the vote will not be "inclusive, just and free."
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