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Myanmar’s disgraced human rights body takes up new case of maid abuse

Myanmar Now

The last time they were involved in a similar complaint it caused a nationwide scandal.

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In Rakhine State, ruined embankments prevent rice production

Myanmar Now

The residents of Rakhine State are still struggling to resume agricultural production seven years after their lands were devastated by Cyclone Giri in 2010.

Shrimp farmers in Rakhine State in need of financial aid

Myanmar Now

Hopes for business recovery in storm-ravaged areas of western Myanmar

Burmese army officer: satire should not be “detrimental” to the state

Myanmar Now

Colonel Lin Tun is the plaintiff in an online defamation case against the editor of the Voice Daily.

Myanmar’s Vice-President denies role in Yangon property lease scheme

Myanmar Now

Myint Swe was the city’s Chief Minister under former President Thein Sein.

Myanmar’s religious affairs minister questions legitimacy of Ma Ba Tha...

Myanmar Now

The comments are the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words


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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