Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times

Election Day

On November 8, Myanmar held a nationwide election that saw the long-ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party grip on power eroded on every level of government in the nation. One week on, The Myanmar Times presents a look back on the historic poll, with a selection of our favourite photos of election day taken by our staff photographers.

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Final Day of Election Prep, Advanced Voting

For most of Myanmar, voting won't get started until tomorrow, but across the country today, polling stations staff made final preparations and advanced voting wrapped up. Check out these highlights of advanced voting, and be sure to check back in tomorrow, as The Myanmar Times photo desk will be covering all the action in photos. 

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Competitors take up paddles in Wave Rider Cup opening

The first day of competition in the Myanmar Wave Rider Cup commenced with standing paddleboard races, a variant of surfing first developed in Hawaii.

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Pathein celebrates Aung San Shield winners with parade

Supporters welcomed home third-time Aung San Shield winners Ayeyarwady United with a parade through Pathein on October 26.





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Southern Rakhine gears up for NLD leader

Residents of Thandwe are getting ready to welcome Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's later this week. The NLD leader will be stopping in Thandwe on a much-anticipated campaign tour of Rakhine, her first visit to the state since being released from house arrest in 2010.

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