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Myanmar expats wait in line to cast their vote outside the Myanmar Embassy building in Singapore, 15 October 2015. Photo: Wallace Woon/EPA
Saturday, October 17 2015

The details of that morning 25 years ago are hazy but Than Than Aye remembers vividly the palpable excitement as ...

Friday, October 16 2015

On Nov. 8, Myanmar will go to the polls in what has been billed as the first free and fair parliamentary election in 25 years, ...

Hla Toe, vice chairman of Kaman National Progressive Party. (Photo: Myanmar Now)
Thursday, October 15 2015

(Interview) Hla Toe, vice chairman of the Kaman National Progressive Party, is contesting for a Lower House seat in ...

U Aung Thein Lin from USDP party greets the supporters during the election campaign in South Okkalapa Township, Yangon on September 19, 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, October 14 2015

Myanmar election authorities Tuesday confirmed that landmark polls would go ahead on November 8 in a national broadcast, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition rejected official suggestions that ...

Monday, October 12 2015

It was early afternoon, but the small prayer hall was dark, its walls and pillars lined with wooden boards with sheets of A4 paper glued to them.

A young supporter holds the picture of Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's founding father, on Martyrs' Day commemorations in Yangon, July 19, 2015.
Saturday, October 10 2015

It’s the National League for Democracy or nothing, according to a straw poll of voters in Yangon townships carried out ...

Myanmar military high ranking officers attend the 67th Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 27 March 2012. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Friday, October 9 2015

The outcome of Myanmar’s forthcoming national elections will do nothing to reduce the military’s business control over ...

Thursday, October 8 2015

Khin Ma Ma Myo is the founder and executive director of ...

People check their name on the voters' list in Tharkayta township, Yangon on 14 September 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, October 7 2015

The International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance - or International IDEA for short – is an intergovernmental group ...

USDP members campaigning in Myaungmya in September, 2015. Photo: Mizzima
Monday, October 5 2015

On a recent hot afternoon on a bustling street in Hlaing Thayar Township, residents and stall keepers were shading themselves from ...


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