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Saturday, November 7 2015

U Soe Myint, a 53-year-old regional assembly candidate for the opposition National League for Democracy collapsed on ...

Saturday, November 7 2015

Myanmar's boisterous election campaign draws to a close Friday, two days before milestone polls that could finally propel ...

A family of Kamans including Than Win, the MP candidate running for a seat in the Rakhine State parliament seen in front of their home in Thandwe. Photo: Swe Win/Myanmar Now
Friday, November 6 2015

In October two years ago, Zaw Lin ran to the top of a forested hill behind his thatch-roof farm house in this tiny hamlet of Pauktaw in ...

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander in chief of the Myanmar Army talks during the meeting with journalists at Commander in Chief office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 21 September 2015. Photo: EPA
Friday, November 6 2015

Myanmar votes on November 8. These are the key players:

Dr Aye Maung Photo: Myanmar Now
Friday, November 6 2015

Aye Maung is the chairman of the Arakan National Party (ANP), ...

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C), chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, delivers a speech during her election campaign rally in Yangon, on 01 November 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

The last time Myanmar held a nationwide election, Aung San Suu Kyi languished under house arrest while her party's ...

A woman on a balcony in an apartment block in Thinganggyun Township, Yangon, with USDP campaign material bearing the president's image, on Nov. 3. (PHOTO:- Myanmar Now/Phyo Thiha Cho)
Friday, November 6 2015

Twenty-two-year-old Lu Zaw took a day’s leave from his office job this week to join a political rally of the Union Solidarity and ...

Aung San Suu Kyi, upon release from house arrest, greets throngs of cheering, happy crowds in front of her house on University Avenue in Yangon, November 13, 2010. Photo: Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

Myanmar goes to the polls on November 8 for what voters hope will be the country's fairest election in decades.

Special Police training in Maha Aungmye Township, Mandalay on October 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

The Myanmar Police Force has tightened security in Yangon Region, putting the region on ‘orange alert’ during the election period, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 6 November.

Arakan National Pary (ANP) campaigning in Pauktaw in Rakhine State on 1 November, 2015. Photo: DMG/Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

Soe Win, a National League for Democracy (NLD) candidate, ...

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