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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The return did not begin as planned on January 23 and further delays are expected amid reports of growing uneasiness among refugees over the repatriation process.
A man who spent nearly 20 years in prison has been motivated by the brazen assassination of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni to establish an organisation that helps former prisoners to rehabilitate their lives.
Print media reforms introduced after 2011 raised hopes high for a revival of the golden age of Myanmar journalism, but an uneven playing field, a saturated market and the country’s internet boom are making it hard for publishers.