U Shwe Mann’s party has grown rapidly thanks to the wealth and influence of its leaders, but their military backgrounds cast doubt on its claim.
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Tensions have emerged between ethnic communities and the government over the greater profile it is giving to Myanmar's independence hero, who once famously promised 'equality without discrimination'.
Tensions have emerged between ethnic communities and the government over the greater profile it is giving to independence hero Bogyoke Aung San, who once famously promised “equality without discrimination”.
The last-minute decision by the Arakan National Council not to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement has highlighted the many challenges to the pursuit for lasting peace.
Myanmar’s Cholia Muslims have been celebrating a special and long-awaited anniversary that it hopes will raise its profile as it struggles to preserve its identity.
A committee tasked with implementing the recommendations of Kofi Annan’s Rakhine State Advisory Commission says it has made progress over the past six months, highlighting the planned closure of three IDP camps in the state.