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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Fighting between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw and a fractious political environment are contributing to uncertainty and apprehension in Rakhine State over the election due next year.
Neibban Zay Pwe Daw is one of the liveliest events on the Myanmar calendar and keeping it orderly is a challenge for which one Yangon resident has pioneered an unlikely solution.
Labourers fired by the Department of Fisheries for reporting alleged corruption have tried in vain to seek redress from the Yangon Region government.
High-ranking government officials may be the first to benefit from a scheme by the Nay Pyi Taw municipal government to develop housing plots for sale at below-market prices.