CONFLICT

Meiktila: How USDP Won in a Traumatized City

Fears of religious violence, favors from the ruling party and a large presence of army personnel conspired to land the USDP a standout victory in Meiktila.
Women are going all in for a chance at ethnic ministerial posts, bringing with them an agenda of workers’ rights, education and healthcare reform.

RANGOON — Few are facing a more exhausting campaign bout than those seeking election as Burma’s...

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Both sides agreed to follow the people’s wish to collaborate for the country’s stability, rule of law, national unity and development.
- Burma Army, following a meeting between military commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and NLD chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi
FEATURE

In Burma, Not All Votes Are Created Equal

Malapportionment, or population disparity among voting districts, violates a central tenet of democracy but also raises concerns of fraud and intimidation.
ELECTION 2015

‘Special Police’ Get Ready for Burma Elections

More than 40,000 new police officers drafted in to provide security for the vote begin training in preparation for their deployment ahead of election day.