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Name changed[edit]

Wow, so soon, unbelievable... Alright, I'll update my info... From now on, I'll called the country Myanmar. Correcting the Mistakes on my schoolwork at home........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Hongqilim (talk) 22:44, 8 November 2015 (UTC) Concerning!!!!!! Name Change !!!!!!!

The name change concerns recent history and today the WP:COMMONNAME is "Myanmar" but if it refers to the country prior to the junta you must use "Burma" it's really dependent on the context, think Upper Volta -> Burkina Faso. --Cookie Nguyen (talk) 23:58, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes.Actually the whole country is called Myanmar(ျမန္​မာ)from the very beginning.Burma(ဗမာ) is actually just like an ethnicity.Similar to things like Mon(မြန္​),Shan(ရွမ္​း) etc. Editor Mr.Ninja (talk) 13:16, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Apparently the name of the university has changed, as well. See Computer University, Mawlamyaing. Softtest123 (talk) 00:32, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Presidential system?[edit]

Myanmar is not a typical presidential system, like the United States, where president is independent from legislature. In Myanmar, the president is held accountable to the latter, unlike in a presidential system, because he/she is elected by the legislature and cabinet is responsible to it. So, it is a parliamentary system, by other words, mixed presidential-parliamentary system. --B.Lameira (talk) 20:29, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

According to 232 i. of the constitution you're incorrect https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Myanmar_2008?lang=en - LionsRule125 (talk) 05:22, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
You are wrong, the President is elected by an electoral college, which is composed by members of parliament and regional delegates, as it is mentioned on article 60. This makes the method of selection of the president similar to countries like Suriname or South Africa. Presidential systems require the President to be popularly elected, which is not the case. In parliamentary systems like that of Myanmar, by turn, the executive, in this case— the president —is selected much like a prime minister in other parliamentary systems, which can be subject or not to parliamentary confidence (mixed system). And you shouldn't have changed the classification without consensus. --B.Lameira (talk) 01:01, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, the president is elected in a similar way to a prime minister in other parliamentary system, but both the president according to article 63 and the cabinet according to article 232 i, is not responsible to the legislature at all - LionsRule125 (talk) 11:33, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
That does not make the regime presidential according to scholars. President needs to be popularly elected (either direct election or indirectly – i.e. electoral college, like those of USA and also formerly used in France and Finland). And the Presidential Electoral College is nothing of the sort. --81.84.177.179 (talk) 06:56, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
Read also President of Myanmar. --81.84.177.179 (talk) 08:03, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
When I tell you 1 thing you forget the other, According to 232 i. of the constitution. The constitution states that Ministers cannot be a member of the legislature. In a Parliamentary system the Ministers are from the legislature - LionsRule125 (talk) 09:37, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
I already told you that you should not make your own interpretations of primary sources, because they undermine verifiability. There are other parliamentary republics where the president is elected by the legislature and cabinet members are not part of the legislature. The classification should be made upon dependencies, and not my membership of the ministers. Look at Austria and Iceland, for example. While their presidents are powerful on their written constitutions, convention is that of a parliamentary republic and function like they were in law, as the President does not interfere at all in government affairs. In neither of these two countries ministers are members of parliament, in which both have direct election for president. --B.Lameira (talk) 22:41, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

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Opinion[edit]

Anyone else think that "In the landmark 2015 election, Aung San Suu Kyi's party won a majority in both houses, starting the country on a path to true democracy." (Emphasis mine_ is opinion and not encyclopaedic? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Auto98uk (talkcontribs) 20:47, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Nope. "True democracy" can be defined as a government by the governed or the representatives of their choosing. Burma/Myanmar appears to be moving towards this with the advent of the National League for Democracy's time in power; however, their military still retains 25% of seats in Parliament, control over key ministries, etc. These are all facts and not opinions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Burmaji1 (talkcontribs) 20:39, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

It's uncited anyway so I've removed it. --regentspark (comment) 20:53, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

"... related to Tibetan and Chinese language..."[edit]

Can a Wikipedia editor finally put an end to this constant mangling of English usage? We don't say "related to Tibetan and Chinese language", but "related to Tibetan and Chinese", or else (but this is nowadays very formal) "related to the Tibetan and Chinese languages". Wikipedia is full of such un-English phrasing, and it keeps getting copied from article to article. As a native speaker of English, I'm getting very tired of it!80.60.103.23 (talk) 22:16, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Skinsmoke (talk) 17:48, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

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