Weekly News Round-Up (21/11/2015)

21 November 2015

News from HARTWhat Next for Burma- (3)


  • Representatives of eight non-state armed groups and the Burma Army have agreed to a code of conduct for signatories of the ceasefire agreement.
  • The new parliamentary session begins on Monday, but it will still be made up of the same MPs that were in power before the election. The newly elected MPs will not take their seats until after January 31st
  • However, when the new parliament sits, it will see a nearly threefold increase in women, to at least 150 MPs. Although Burma will stay remain shy of the 30% representation for women that is widely cited as the figure to strive for globally.
  • Aung Sang Suu Kyi will take the lead in Burma’s peace process following the transfer of power early next year according to NLD spokesperson.
  • In an editorial piece for The Irrawaddy, Swe Win claims that the crushing defeat for the USDP also signals an outright dismissal of the extremist nationalist Buddhist movement Ma Ba Tha.
  • A group of jailed students and their supporters have ended a hunger strike in protest of incarcerated political prisoners in Rangoon.




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