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Fugitive in rape case escapes justice for seven years, becomes ward ...

Htet Khaung Lin / Myanmar Now

News spread on Facebook has prompted police in Yangon to belatedly hunt a man who became a prominent community member despite rape allegations.

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Kayah State ethnic civil society opposes Aung San statue

Phadu Htun Aung / Myanmar Now

Ethnic associations have sent an open letter demanding cancellation of government plans for a statue of Independence hero Aung San in the state capital Loikaw.

International Red Cross to pay for upgrade in Yangon’s Insein Prison

Phyo Thiha Cho / Myanmar Now

An upgrade to the visitors’ building in Myanmar’s largest prison will allow for greater light, ventilation and privacy and include a café and playground.

Boat people in Rakhine found to be Bangladeshi will be ‘sent back’: ...

Myanmar Now

More than 100 boat people who made an emergency landing on the Rakhine State coast are having their nationalities verified.

Northern Shan private schools feel trapped by KIA “tax” demands

Aung Nyein Chan

Private schools in Muse feel caught between the Myanmar government and ethnic Kachin insurgents after receiving letters demanding money

Myanmar customs broker arrested after Malaysian meth bust

Htike Nanda Win & Phyo Thiha Cho / Myanmar Now

Myanmar police arrest the owner of a customs brokering agency in connection with a 1.2-ton methamphetamine shipment from Myanmar to Malaysia.


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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