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Burma's by-elections still short of international standards
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~ From ALTSEAN-Burma ~ On 1 April, more than six million Burmese are eligible to go to the polls to elect less than 7% of the total number of seats in the National Parliament. While the by-elections have limited political significance, they are Read More

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UPR of Burma to military regime: Halt all Human Rights Violations!
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Press Release: Universal Periodic Review of Burma: Total Denial in the Face of Widespread and Systematic Human Rights Violations Burma Forum on the Universal Periodic Review (BF-UPR) Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPP-B), Arakan Rivers Network (ARN), Burma Fund UN Office, Burma Read More

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Polls open in Burma’s first election in 2 decades
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Last updated on November 9th, 2010 at 04:04 amReport from Irrawaddy: Burma’s controversial first election in twenty years, already marred by claims of widespread abuse of the advance voting process by the military junta, began when the polls opened across the country at Read More

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AIPMC to Asean leaders: Burma elections are a farce
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Last updated on November 8th, 2010 at 06:29 pmThe following is an open letter from The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) to ASEAN Leaders, calling on the leaders to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into international crimes in Myanmar, and urges ASEAN not Read More

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George Yeo says Burma election is a “major step forward”
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Last updated on November 1st, 2010 at 02:03 amRavi Philemon – The Philippine Foreign Secretary has already blasted the elections in Myanmar as “a farce to democratic values of transparency, fairness, provision for ‘level playing field’, credibility and all-inclusiveness[i]”. On that note, I Read More

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Burma elections – a campaign and a demonstration at Speakers’ Corner
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MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) had on 8th September 2010 raised our concerns over the upcoming multi-party elections called by the Union Election Commission in Myanmar/Burma, with the Representative of Singapore to the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Read More

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S’poreans to speak up against Burma’s sham elections
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Last updated on October 25th, 2010 at 08:09 amAs Burma prepares itself for its General Elections, which have been criticized worldwide for being neither free nor fair, the Free Burma Campaign (Singapore) is lending its voice to the criticism with an event at Read More

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Burma’s election and ASEAN’s inaction
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Last updated on September 13th, 2010 at 10:12 amRavi Philemon – Any election has to adhere to the norms of international principles guiding an election process. But a number of developments in Burma before and after the announcement of the election date are Read More

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ASEAN urged to support call for UN COI into Burma
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Last updated on August 24th, 2010 at 03:03 pmFor Immediate Release: 20 August 2010 From Altsean Burma: ASEAN/REGIONAL COUNTRIES URGED TO SUPPORT A UN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY The Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma), a regional network of human rights groups, reiterates its Read More

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Singapore mentors Burma in sham elections
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Last updated on August 10th, 2010 at 04:26 pmSeelan Palay – As preparations for the sham elections in Burma get into full swing, it is not difficult to notice similarities in electoral practices between the Burmese generals in uniform and Singapore’s leaders in Read More

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