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Political prisoner describes beatings, extortion at Insein Prison

Myanmar Now

Despite improved conditions, abuse is still common, a recently released inmate says.Alleged abuses within Insein Prison are not new. Built in the late 19th century by the British, the prison has long been a source of torment and anguish.

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Costs of ‘fortified rice’ too high for many consumers

Myanmar Now

Myanmar’s widespread food staple lacks nutritional value.

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta sees decline in fish stocks, affecting ...

Myanmar Now

Locals consider new business options as reliable catch dwindles.

Teenage housemaid in Yangon says she was beaten, underfed

Myanmar Now

A couple is under arrest after their 13-year-old maid accused the family of physical abuse.

Unexpected rainfall in Myanmar’s dry zone impacts sesame cultivation

Myanmar Now

Farmers in central Myanmar switched crops years ago but are now fighting climate change.

In central Myanmar, traditional crafts help boost income

Myanmar Now

A cottage industry of traditional handicrafts and clothing is changing lives for the better.


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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