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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A year to the day since protestors were arrested in a heavy police crackdown at Letpadan, Bago Region, rights groups have urged the government to end its persecution of student activists.
As the tourism industry continues to grow, some companies are offering tours tailored for visitors with a special and often deeply personal interest in the Burma Campaign of the Second World War.