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President Thein Sein at his first-ever press conference in 2012. Photo: Ye Min/Mizzima
Tuesday, September 15 2015

President U Thein Sein said in his message on the International Day ...

Tuesday, September 15 2015

In preparation for the historic 8 November elections, the Union Election Commission has launched “Let’s go and check the Voter List”.

People check their names on voters' lists on 14 September, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Tuesday, September 15 2015

The election commission in Myanmar has announced its second round of voter lists for the upcoming general elections, the first since decades of military rule ended in 2011 according to a report by VOA on 14 September.

Friday, September 11 2015

Thousands thronged to see Aung San Suu Kyi's first rally on Thursday as the Myanmar opposition leader launched her bid for historic ...

Chairman of Kayin People’s Party Saw Tun Aung Myint.
Friday, September 11 2015

More campaign speeches from three political parties were broadcast on Thursday the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on ...

Rohingya MP Shwe Maung talks during a press call in front of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission office in Yangon, Myanmar, 04 September 2015.Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, September 9 2015

Concerns have been raised over the lack of Muslim candidates in political parties contesting the 8 November election.

Election day in Myintkyina, the capital of Kachin state on 7 November 2010. Photo: Mizzima
Wednesday, September 9 2015

The Mro Ethnic Development Party (MEDP), National Unity Party (NUP) and Lahu National Development Party (LNDP) launched television campaigns on Tuesday the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 9 September.

Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation (C) Photo: Mizzima
Wednesday, September 9 2015

Japan decided Tuesday to provide 9 billion yen ($75.4 million) to help Myanmar cope with damage caused by severe flooding, as well as ...

Tuesday, September 8 2015

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international community Tuesday to help ensure November polls bring ...

U Wirathu, holds a mobile phone while posing for photos at Masoyein monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar, 29 May 2015. Photo: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA
Monday, September 7 2015

With a smile, Myanmar's most notorious Buddhist monk boasts of the sleepless nights he endures on his self-appointed quest against ...

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