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USDP By-Election Winner Accused of Bribing Voters With Low Interest ...

Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now

Nay Myo Aung helped more than 100 constituents sign up for micro-loans ahead of November 3 poll, with some saying they haven’t had to pay anything back yet.

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The Outsiders: Who Are The NLD’s Military-Linked Leaders?

Htet Khaung Linn

The NLD may have a supermajority in both houses, but recent appointments are a reminder that the party wants to keep the generals close.

Media figures slam minister who urged reporters to be patriotic

Myanmar Now

Pe Myint used his speech at a national media conference to defend NLD’s record on press freedom.

‘We won’t apologise’: Eleven Media journalists defiant after facing ...

Win Nandar/ Myanmar Now

Yangon’s chief minister has promised further legal action if Press Council negotiations are unsuccessful.

‘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.

‘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


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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