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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Mr Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, speaks to Frontier following his tour of Kachin and Rakhine states.
A foreign journalist at the Myanmar Times was dismissed after the Ministry of Information complained about her coverage of alleged human rights abuses in Rakhine State.