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Government crackdown prompts calls for reform as drug addicts suffer

Myanmar Now

The NLD’s ongoing narcotics crackdown has caught many drug addicts, but health experts say they should be treated as patients, not punished.

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USDP newspaper claims crime ‘rampant’ under NLD

Myanmar Now

An editorial in a newspaper of the former ruling party of ex-generals alleges crime, rape and murder, are rising since the NLD took office.

‘Our society has a tendency to put more restrictions on women’

Myanmar Now

Naw Aye Aye Hlaing, of the NGO Women Can Do it, speaks about the importance of increasing women’s political roles in Myanmar.

Rangers face violent loggers to save Bago’s shrinking forests

Myanmar Now

As the NLD government steps up efforts to protect Myanmar’s forests, officers in the Bago Mountain Range face off with increasingly violent loggers.

Abused at home, Myanmar women failed by law and traditions

Myanmar Now

Women who are victims of abusive husbands face cultural and legal barriers if they want to file for a divorce or lodge a criminal complaint.

“It is important to promote ethnic languages and cultures”

Myanmar Now

Pa-O National Organisation vice president Khun Maung Thaung discusses local language teaching programmes and other priority issues in the Pa-O areas.


Party National League for Democracy


NLD is fielding the most candidates of any party in the upcoming election and is set to gain a large portion of seats in the Union Parliament if pre-polling predictions prove correct.

Party Union Solidarity and Development Party


Holds an outright majority in both houses of parliament but the 2015 election looms as a completely different scenario.

Party Phalone-Sqaw Democratic Party


The party has fielded six women candidates out of its 41 for 2015 General Election.

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