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Fearing extreme weather, farmers scale back rice cultivation

Myanmar Now

Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in Ayeyarwady Delta to leave some of their land fallow.

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Could NLD corruption fight end ‘tea money’ for govt services?

Myanmar Now

Ending the practice of paying small bribes to underpaid civil servants requires action by the public and the new government.

Dreams of riches and risk of death - a jade miner’s life

Myanmar Now

Maung Aye left his poor village for Hpakant, where he risks his life each day to find the one jade stone that will lift him out of poverty.

Communities demand regulation as jade mining destroys landscape

Myanmar Now

Villagers in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township feel threatened as whole mountains are turned into dangerous, unstable waste heaps.

‘Many Kokang people are afraid of politics’

Myanmar Now

Yan Kyin Kan, a Lower House MP for the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, discusses the challenges facing his war-torn region in Shan State.

NLD govt faces daunting task in reforming ruined universities

Myanmar Now

Military rule wrecked Myanmar’s higher education system and the new gov-ernment faces many challenges to restore it.


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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