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 illegal trade in pangolins and their meat and scales is booming in the lawless border town of Mong La, a leading environmental watchdog has found.
In a forgotten corner of Yangon, a theme park feted by the former junta now lies derelict, with its residents facing an uncertain future.