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.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won 49 of the first 54 seats declared for the lower house, where 330 seats were contested.
Sunday’s vote was billed as the freest ever in this Southeast Asian nation, which was under military rule for almost a half-century and a quasi-civilian government for the last five.
The 70-year-old smiled but said nothing to waiting reporters as she cast her ballot at a polling station near the lakeside villa that served as her prison when the country was under dictatorship.
There are three certainties in the Myanmar election: Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become President; with 25 per cent of seats reserved for it in the bicameral Parliament, the Army will remain a powerful force even if the Union Solidarity and Development Party, whose members are mostly all former military officials, loses; and Myanmar’s Rohingya […]