How Myanmar’s Foreign Policy Is Likely to Evolve in the NLD’s Second Term

<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”” width=”600″ height=”250″ /> </a> Before the November election, Myanmar received three high-level visits from China, Japan and India. In October, a US trade delegation also visited, meeting State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and senior ministers. The US delegation said it hoped to boost post-coronavirus investment in the country and […]

Challenges remain despite ruling party’s big win, analysts report says

The resounding victory of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is unlikely to change the country’s status quo as key challenges to its election promises remain.The peace process, constitutional amendments as well as sustainable economic development would continue to be challenging, maintaining the country’s short- and long-term political risk index at 57.1 and 48.6 […]

What Another NLD Victory Means for Myanmar and the World

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD)’s election victory is no longer breaking news. But it’s important to understand why the NLD won another landslide victory, what it means for the people of Myanmar and what message the world should take from it. The landslide victory was the third for the NLD under Daw Aung […]

Suu Kyi’s Myanmar election win fails to excite foreign investors

YANGON — Aung San Suu Kyi’s landslide Myanmar election win this month triggered a frenzy of excitement among her supporters, but it was met with cool shrugs by many foreign governments and investors seeking economic and political reform. On the polling day of Nov. 8, voters lined up from early morning to cast their ballots […]

After the COVID election NLD has their job cut out for them

Myanmar’s “Covid election” has dominated the local psyche for more than a month now. The coronavirus crisis changed the nature of campaigning for the Nov 8 polls, severely affected the voting process and delayed the second stage of the government’s pandemic recovery plans. While everyone was preoccupied with the polls, the country was virtually on […]

No Change in Our Commitment to Support Myanmar’s Economic Development: Japanese Ambassador

The National league for Democracy (NLD) won another landslide in the Nov.8 election, and soon afterwards the Arakan Army (AA) requested that elections be held by the end of December in townships that could not vote Nov. 8 due to armed conflicts. Myanmar’s military welcomed the statement and showed willingness to hold the elections in […]

Myanmar’s Ruling Party Vows to Improve Quality of Cabinet Appointments in New Govt

YANGON—The National League for Democracy (NLD) government will make reforms to the union, state and regional cabinets before the new administration takes office in late March next year, in an apparent attempt to fix the problem of “not putting the right person in the right place” that beset the government during its first term. The […]

ANALYSIS: Suu Kyi’s election win to boost China-Myanmar ties, hasten economic recovery

HONG KONG, Nov 12 – The imminent victory of the ruling party in Myanmar’s general elections will help consolidate bilateral relations between Myanmar and China, with analysts expecting China to play an important role in its neighbor’s economic recovery. The National League for Democracy, or NLD, led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, is […]

Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD Win Second Landslide Election in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy have clinched a second consecutive landslide win in national elections, though analysts still expect slow going for democratic reforms and peace talks in the war-torn country. The Union Election Commission Saturday declared the NLD the winner of the Nov. […]

Myanmar Votes for a Continued Peaceful Transition

<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”” width=”600″ height=”250″ /> </a> The National League for Democracy (NLD) won Sunday’s general election in a landslide. That’s a simple fact. The ruling party now cruises into a second term with a resounding mandate. Many pundits and “Myanmar observers” who ventured election predictions were proved wrong, yet again. Braving the risks […]