Myanmar’s 51.5 million people expect the NLD to fix everything, from completing the transformation of an economy stunted by decades of isolation to bringing peace to states riven by ethnic conflict.
Hpakant Baptist Church deacon Dut La, who is organizing funerals for the victims, said six bodies were in the morgue but more than a dozen may still lie under the waste from the slide that occurred on Monday afternoon in Kachin state’s Hpakant mining region.
Aung Sun Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy has asserted that first priority of her government would be to bring peace in the country.
On Nov. 22, a massive landslide in the same mountainous area in Kachin State killed 114 people.
The collapse occurred on Saturdat afternoon in Kachin state, said Lamai Gum Ja, a community leader and businessman.
The victory of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy will allow her to sweep out an old guard of former generals that has run Myanmar since a junta stepped aside 4 years ago
Now that she has won a historic election, can Aung San Suu Kyi unite Myanmar?
Wang told Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin that as a good neighbour, China sincerely hopes to see a stable, harmonious, growing and united Myanmar, with various parties working together its development.
“I make all the decisions because I’m the leader of the winning party. And the president will be one whom we will choose just in order to meet the requirements of the constitution,” she said.
Here are some of the main challenges Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi faces now that she has won her seat in this weekend’s parliamentary elections.
The military, which took power in a 1962 coup and brutally suppressed several pro-democracy uprisings during its rule, gave way to a nominally civilian elected government in 2011 — with strings attached.
Myanmar’s historic election is the start of a journey to real democracy. Staying the course won’t be easy.
Myanmar’s government is headed by an executive President, and the next step in government formation is the Presidential election.
The surprising accusation by the National League for Democracy added a worrying twist to what had been an amicable election, with the ruling party appearing to be taking its expected loss gracefully after the Sunday vote.
The NLD is widely expected to finish with the most seats in Parliament. A two-thirds majority would give it control over the executive posts under Myanmar’s complicated parliamentary-presidency system.