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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Gauging Ethnic Angst Over Proportional Representation in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi stands during a vote in Parliament's Lower House on July 24, voicing her opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation.

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Tuesday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A session in Burma's Union Parliament in Naypyidaw in 2012.

The Burmese Parliament's Lower House will form a commission to discuss the proportional representation electoral system, lawmakers said, after three days of heated debate on the proposal to change how future governments are elected.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: MPs debate pros and cons of proportional representation

Ten MPs took to the floor of the lower house of Burma's parliament on Friday as debate commenced on whether to employ a system of proportional representation in future general elections.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Voice of America

Myanmar Legislature Considers Proportional Representation

The lower house of parliament in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has agreed to discuss a controversial proposal to switch to proportional representation for future elections.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A session of Union Parliament in Burma's capital, Naypyidaw.

An interim report by a parliamentary committee discussing amendments to Burma's controversial Constitution has failed to shed any light on what changes the committee might propose, opposition lawmakers said on Thursday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Says 5 Million Sign Petition to Change Constitution

Burma's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of Parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Urges Less Restrictive Campaign Rules for 2015 Elections

The National League for Democracy has called on Burma's Union Election Commission to change the campaigning rules it approved earlier this month, saying the current strictures may not allow for free and fair elections when voters go to the polls next year.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Burmanet

The Diplomat: Myanmar's constitutional uncertainty

Martyr's Day in Myanmar - the National League for Democracy wound up an eight-week campaign calling for changes to the country's constitution.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: NLD, 88GPOS conclude nationwide rally for constitutional amendment

The opposition National League for Democracy party and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society concluded on Saturday a nationwide petition campaign calling for the amendment of constitutional Article 436.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Martyrs' Day Observed on a Grand Scale

Burmese across the country paid tribute on Saturday to fallen independence hero Gen.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Millions back Suu Kyi's call for Myanmar charter change

Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, in a show of political strength ahead of elections next year.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Campaign to change Myanmar's constitution exceeds expectations

Myanmar's opposition party, the National League for Democracy, said the public support for their campaign to amend the country's constitution far exceeded their expectations.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Lawmaker Criticizes Law That Caps Monthly Alimony for Women at 100 Kyats

A lawmaker from Burma's largest opposition party is calling for an amendment to a century-old law that caps monthly alimony payments for divorced women at 100 kyats, or about US$0.10.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Prison Sentences for Journalists - Very Excessive': Suu Kyi

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned the 10-year prison sentences handed down to four local journalists and their boss on Thursday, saying the punishments were disproportionate and that she doubted the government's commitment to media freedom.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Samoa News

U.S. Congress honors Aung Sang Suu...

Congressman Faleomavaega attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring Burmese democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat, Activism, Aung San Suu Kyi

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A man votes in the by-election in 2012.

Burma's biggest opposition party opposes a change to a proportional representation electoral system because it would confuse voters, a party member says.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Jockeying Begins

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, sits next to Lower House Speaker U Shwe Mann during lunch at the World Economic Forum in Naypyitaw last year.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Rally Attacked With Slingshots

The National League for Democracy says it came under slingshot attack by unknown assailants during a rally for constitutional reform over the weekend in Sagaing Division.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Holds First Youth Congress, Choses Youth Leaders

The National League for Democracy held its first ever youth congress in Rangoon this past weekend and during the long-planned event 15 youth leaders were chosen, a NLD member said.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Nation

Myanmar opposition objects to 2015 electoral changes

Opposition parties urged the government Monday not to change the electoral system next year, saying it is not yet the right time to use a proposed proportional representative system.

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