- DPNS General Secretary’s Views on Burmese president’s call for citizens abroad to come home Wednesday, 17 August 2011 Mizzima News
Whether to go back home or not mainly depends on the existence of democracy and human rights and it depends on whether we can build a federal union that we have called for.
As far as I understand it, these things cannot be achieved under the rule of Thein Sein’s government ...
- Registered Parties Should Carefully Assess Election Strategy By AUNG MOE ZAW
Thursday, August 12, 2010
By the first week of August, 40 political parties had registered for the upcoming Burmese elections and others were still waiting for their applications to be approved.
One of the most recent parties to be registered was a Kachin political party called the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State ...
- Building an Opposition to the Opposition By AUNG MOE ZAW
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
It is popular today to say that Burmese civil society can be built without a struggle despite the present environment created and controlled by a military regime to ensure that people live according to their rules.
It is popular today to talk of engaging the regime which itself has refused ...
- To be Burma’s President or Army Chief?
By KHIN MAUNG TINT and AUNG MOE ZAW
Irrawaddy News Magazine (Thursday, July 1, 2010)
Halfway through 2010 and the date for Burma’s election has not yet been set. The signs seem to suggest that two years after the first announcement the regime will call a snap election, if they call anything ...
- Current Political development of Burma and the DPNS’s position on 2010 elections
By Zaw Zaw Htun
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Burma has been in political, social and economic crises for many decades. It can be argued that the questions of two major political issues, democratization and establishment of a federal state, are the root causes of Burma’s long history of armed conflicts as well as of ...
- Is It the Same Old Game? By AUNG MOE ZAW
Monday, October 5, 2009
While some people’s hopes may be raised at the news of the recent meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi and Maj-Gen Aung Kyi, the junta’s liaison minister, others will observe it with a wait-and-see attitude. Others still may argue that this is just another version of the same old ...
- An Offensive Election Strategy By AUNG MOE ZAW
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The fighting that broke out on August 27 between the Burmese regime’s army and the Kokang militia clearly signals the fragility of the ceasefire agreements that have been in place in Burma’s border regions for the past two decades. It also raises concerns of a return to a full-scale ...
- Time for Decisive Action By AUNG MOE ZAW
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is guilty and her sentence is three years hard labor. That was the judgment handed down by a court in the compound of the notorious Insein Prison on August 11th, 2009. As a result, the military regime in Burma may believe that ...
Statements & Press Releases
- Appeal to all citizens in Burma for fraternal and peaceful coexistence 25 March 2013
Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) gravely concerns about the outbreak of sectarian violent conflict in Meiktila since 20 March 2013. It is imperative for all citizens of Burma, regardless of race and belief, to be united for development of the country.
Burma is a country of multi-races and ...
- YNS Statement regarding Recent Tensions between Local Communities and Government-backed Mining Projects in Mongwa district 14 September 2012
YNS extends the strongest possible support to the protesters who have been active since the 23rd of August and have faced stern repression from state security forces. YNS is concerned to see that:
– The government has failed to listen to the concerns of the local communities affected by mining developments.
- Statement on Conflicts in Arakan State 10 June 2012
First of all, Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) join with all citizens in Arankan State in offering our grave concern on the current conflicts in some townships in Arakan State including Bu-thee-daung, Maung-daw, Sittwe and Taung-gote, and as be members of their family, is saddened for victims of ...
- A young Burmese takes the post of Vice-President of International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) Media Release: Mae Sod, Thailand; 22 April 2012
The Chair of Youth for a New Society (YNS), a youth organization of Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) is elected as Vice-President of International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) responsible for Asia-Pacific region. Naw Maybel Htoo, an ethnic Karen of Burma, was ...
- The result of by-elections is a triumph of NLD and the people of Burma 2 April 2012
Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) praises the overwhelming victory of National League for Democracy (NLD) at the by-elections held on 1 April 2012, and views that this is not only a triumph of NLD and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi but also of all the people of Burma.
- Statement on Worker Strike in Rangoon, Burma 22 February 2012
Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) fully supports the workers who have been striking for two weeks at Tai-Yi Shoe Factory in Hlaing-Thar-Yar industrial zone in Rangoon and who are courageously demanding basic labour rights, including better wages.
DPNS strongly denounces the employer’s reactions, such as forcing strikers out from ...
- Young activists for democracy in Burma collectively formed The Youth for a New Society 3 February 2012
Youth for a New Society is formed by young activists aiming at achieving freedom, equality and solidarity of all the people of Burma. The founding members view that all the people of Burma have been confronted with oppressions by successive ruling regimes, various forms of social and economic exploitations and discriminations ...
- DPNS received an invitation from the government’s minister U Aung Min for an informal talk 20 January 2012
The Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) received yesterday an official invitation for an informal talk with U Aung Min, the Presidential representative of the current Burmese government. In principle, the party agrees to meet with the government representative, but any detail on this regard has yet to ...