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Opinion

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Spirit of Manerplaw By AUNG MOE ZAW Irrawaddy News Magazine (Friday, June 12, 2009) Fast on the heels of the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi comes the SPDC’s offensive against the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Karen people. Unfortunately, these are calculated acts by the regime against the forces for democracy and ethnic liberation. Quite simply, the regime ...
  • A Dangerous Experiment By AUNG MOE ZAW Irrawaddy News Magazine (Friday, June 12, 2009) Fast on the heels of the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi comes the SPDC’s offensive against the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Karen people. Unfortunately, these are calculated acts by the regime against the forces for democracy and ethnic liberation. Quite simply, the regime ...
  • Just Say ‘No’ to Junta’s Constitution By AUNG MOE ZAW Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Burma’s military regime announced on February 9 that a national referendum would be held in just three months’ time. The referendum will ask the people to vote for or against a constitution that the regime has spent the last 14 years writing. The unexpected move comes just over a week ...