Local politicians and relief workers in central Shan State have reported two suspected outbreaks of cholera among villagers displaced by the fighting that is focused on two townships, Kye-thi and Mine Shu/Mong Shu.
With the deadline for candidates to report their campaign expenditures fast approaching, many say they are struggling to compile the records in time.
Peace protests against the ongoing fighting in central Shan State have ricocheted around the country this week, with students in Magwe and Kayah leading fundraisers, and ethnic Shan communities in Mandalay demonstrating against the violence.
Rakhine opposition to a citizenship verification process for the state’s Muslims is partly based on a “misunderstanding” of the legal process, a deputy immigration minister told MPs yesterday.
U Kaung San Hla is, by his own admission, not much of a businessman. So profound is his distaste for corruption and bribery that it stood in the way of what might otherwise have been a flourishing career in logging.
Students who have spent the past eight months in prison following a brutal police crackdown are suffering from a range of diseases, including tuberculosis, relatives say.
Two elections took place on November 8. One was held in the glare of local and international publicity, treating viewers to the sight of millions of civilians queuing patiently to cast their votes in schools converted for the day into polling stations.
Twenty-five years ago, the fall of socialism brought a stunning election victory for the National League for Democracy. But it would be two decades before the nation voted again, and a full quarter-century until the NLD could repeat its sweep to power. The Myanmar Times visualises the results of the 2010, 2012, and 2015 polls to help chart the NLD's climb to power.
Throwing out the case against student protestors and setting them free is the best thing the government can do for its legacy, says U Robert San Aung, the lawyer for the students beaten and arrested at Letpadan last March.