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Authorities arrest 9 after aid shipment in Sittwe disrupted

Myanmar Now

The supplies were from the International Committee of the Red Cross

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Small explosion reported at mosque compound in northern Rakhine State

Myanmar Now

Police believe the explosion was intended to frighten local Muslim residents.

After Rakhine violence, anger spread to a town in central Myanmar

Myanmar Now

Witnesses to recent anti-Muslim violence there speak of masked men and chaos

After threatening to kill Muslims, Yangon resident gets 8 days in jail

Myanmar Now

The crisis in Rakhine State is inflaming intercommunal tensions

Myanmar MPs urge public to remain calm in face of Rakhine crisis

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Much of the anger is playing out on social media

Myanmar’s National Security Adviser: Those fleeing to Bangladesh will ...

Myanmar Now

His comments raise fears that many Rohingya Muslims will never be allowed to come home.


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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