Pro-democracy activists criticize that the junta has restricted fundamental civil rights.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
A political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn days after the president removed the prime minister and installed a powerful ally of China in his place.
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The USDP’s chairman has criticized the NLD for allowing foreign intervention in Myanmar’s internal affairs, saying that his party would ensure that “nobody gives us orders.
The sanctions would include Myanmar's lucrative textile industry and potentially put at risk thousands of jobs but would not come into effect immediately.
During his lifetime, Nai Ngwe Thein fought for democracy and rights for his ethnic Mon people under four generations of military dictatorship, undeterred by four prison sentences.
Ruling party delegations are beating a path to Beijing’s door as Chinese Communist Party hosts ‘goodwill’ and ‘training’ visits and fosters party-to-party ties
"The government must decisively repel international pressures against anyone, not only the Tatmadaw," a spokesman said. "But the government has not yet done enough in that regard."
Development organizations say that the project would improve the students’ educational experience, but that a change of mindset is necessary for Arakanese to accept it.
Minister failed to spell out how administration plans to tackle the country’s political and economic problems, they claim.
Despite the president’s call for officials to value their work, independent media face a bleak outlook as they confront heavily subsidized state counterparts and hostility toward