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Skeletons covered in skin’: inside Myanmar’s labour camps

Swe Win

Ex-guards describe convicts perishing en masse from exhaustion, vicious beatings, and starvation at remote camps with no access to medical care.

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‘Why should the court trust an insane person?’ - how Myanmar fails ...

Win Nandar

Discrimination and unnecessary bureaucracy present extra barriers for survivors with autism and disabilities

Army chief praises pro-Tatmadaw demonstrators, calls for more rallies

Swe Win

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has praised nationalist protestors who took to the streets last month in a show of defiance against international condemnation of the military.

Wa officials free over 100 Christians detained in crackdown

Lumdau/Myanmar Now

The UWSA released pastors ‘on the condition they would only worship at home’.

Human Rights Watch criticises slow progress in resolving land grabs

Sandar Maw / Myanmar Now

The US-based advocacy group notes steep challenges but cites ineffective arrangements for dispute resolution and inadequate legal reform for protecting land tenure.

Aung San in Kayah State: inside the political storm

Htun Khaing & Phadu Tun Aung / Myanmar Now

A bitter dispute over a statue of the Independence leader has been fuelled by local perceptions of betrayal by the ruling NLD and ethnic pride in an independent history.


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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