In April, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), will form a new government. However, despite winning a landslide victory in the election in November 2015, they will be forced to share power with the Burmese military.
The election victory brings hope that, for the first time in decades, there could be a government that will bring significant improvements for many people in Burma. However, the military are not prepared to accept Burma as a free and democratic country. They have carefully planned a system that looks like democracy but in reality allows the army to keep much of their political and economic power.
The year ahead in Burma will see many of same problems and human rights issues continue but there will also be new opportunities. We are a small organisation and can’t do everything. We want to know your views on how you see the current situation in Burma and what you think we should prioritise.