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By THE IRRAWADDY

In spite of not unwarranted fears over the conduct of Burma’s general election on Nov. 8, a peaceful, credible vote has given rise to new

By THE IRRAWADDY

RANGOON — Few trusted Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) Chairman Tin Aye when he first took up the role in 2011. As a former general,

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Given his close ties to Suu Kyi, speculation has mounted over whether Shwe Mann will be handed an influential political position under the new government.

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Newly elected lawmakers assumed their seats for the first time Monday in a Parliament many hope will stand for a more just and democratic political

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Old Burma Meets New in Parliament On the eve of the commencement of the new National League for Democracy (NLD)-dominated Parliament, The Irrawaddy revisits a story from the archives which took

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As Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to lead a National League for Democracy-led government—at least “from above”—the country’s army chief is not sitting idly.

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The international community must not ease up on arms restrictions as Burma’s fragile peace process continues.

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The Origins of Burma Migrant Worker Misery Why, in the midst of Burma’s “economic boom,” are workers still migrating to seek employment in dangerous conditions in Thailand?

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China and Burma: A New Government and a New Era? While pursuing the policies necessary to establish a positive relationship, China has nonetheless maintained a sense of uncertainty about Suu Kyi’s intentions.

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‘Building Bridges’