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  • OPINION

    NLD believes Suu Kyi can be president

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Myanmar's opposition leader is planning to be the country's next president after her party overwhelmingly won this month's polls. Although the constitution bars Aung San Suu Kyi from the position -- because she was married to a foreigner and her two children are foreign nationals -- she and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are preparing to nominate her when parliament convenes at the end of January.

  • OPINION

    Ethnic parties give wake-up call to NLD

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 06/11/2018

    » Analysts are poring over the results of Myanmar's by-elections which took place on Saturday, vainly trying to read the tea leaves, and perhaps reading too much into them. But it was certainly a wake-up call for both major parties -- the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and the previous governing party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) -- but the lessons that can be drawn for the future are limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Game changer

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 06/08/2018

    » Myanmar's new Companies Law has come into force amid widespread acclaim. It will eliminate layers of bureaucracy and streamline the company registration process, which will also offer greater investment opportunities for foreign businesses.

  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar government overhaul imminent

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 29/01/2018

    » A major shake-up in Myanmar's administration is in the pipeline as the government tries to tackle obstacles that stand in the way of economic progress, improved transparency and a more efficient bureaucracy.

  • OPINION

    Democratic era dawns on the generals

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are heading for a historic landslide victory in Sunday's elections. Although the official results are days away -- the charismatic pro-democracy leader seems certain to control the lower house, and may even have an absolute majority in the parliament as a whole.

  • BUSINESS

    Can the NLD deliver?

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 07/09/2015

    » With campaigning for Myanmar's forthcoming elections about to start officially in a few days, the main parties are putting their finishing touches on their policy platforms.

  • OPINION

    The final stage of Myanmar's path to democracy

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 16/08/2019

    » Last week was the anniversary of Myanmar's mass pro-democracy demonstrations in August 1988, which brought the country to a standstill after its military leaders brutally reacted, resulting in heavy loss of life, and a coup. But 31 years on, the country's long struggle for democracy is far from over, as the country enters, perhaps, the final stage of transition.

  • OPINION

    What's next after Yangon's constitutional reform?

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 17/06/2019

    » Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is preparing for an audacious attempt to change the constitution. The final steps are being taken before the plans are revealed to the parliament and the people. But the changes and the process being rolled out by the civilian government will upset the military, and an acrimonious confrontation between them seems inevitable.

  • BUSINESS

    Charter challenge

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Pro-democracy forces in Myanmar have launched a new bid to change the country’s constitution. With 18 months left before the 2020 elections, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has initiated a process in parliament that it hopes will amend the military-drafted charter — and give the party an appealing campaign issue. It is the latest evidence that the country has been plunged into “Syndrome 2020” in the lead-up to the elections.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar's peace hangs in the balance

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 22/10/2018

    » Myanmar's peace process is finely balanced, after the latest round of talks failed to produce anything of substance. Sitting comfortably and very relaxed, the chairman of the Myanmar ethnic rebel group, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), Yawd Serk was happy to offer his insights into the recent summit between the government and the leaders of the ethnic groups, which have signed the national ceasefire agreement (NCA). Reflecting on the meeting he simply said "very tense". The other ethnic leaders in attendance had a similar opinion: "high drama" according to one, on condition of anonymity.

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