A Frontier editor reflects on his trip to Karenni State, culminating in a visit to the besieged state capital with one of the country’s most iconic resistance commanders.

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Outspoken former Yangon Region lawmaker Daw Nyo Nyo Thin has opened a school for those who want to become involved in politics. Launching the School of Law, Gender & Politics in Yangon on August 6, Nyo Nyo Thin said it was aimed at meeting a need for professional politicians and administrators in government. The anti-corruption crusader won a seat in the Yangon regional assembly for the Democratic Party in 2010 but lost to the National League for Democracy when she stood as an independent for the Pyithu Hluttaw seat of Bahan Township in 2015. She spoke to Frontier’s Su Myat Mon.

၁၆ ရာစုက ထင်ရှားခဲ့သော မြန်မာဘုရင်တစ်ပါး ကြွချီရာလမ်းကြောင်းအတိုင်း စက်ဘီးစီးနင်းသည့် ခရီးစဉ်သစ်တစ်ခုသည် ခရီးသွားလုပ်ငန်းအတွက် အလုပ်အကိုင်များ ပိုမိုဖန်တီးရန်နှင့် နိုင်ငံ၏အကြီးမားဆုံး ပိုင်ဆိုင်မှုဖြစ်သည့် နိုင်ငံသားတို့ကို ထုတ်ဖော်ပြသရန် ရည်ရွယ်သော ခရီးစဉ်ဖြစ်သည်။

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