Hopes are rising that elections can soon be held in the nine Rakhine State townships where voting was cancelled on November 8, but the National League for Democracy seems unconvinced.
Hopes are rising that elections can soon be held in the nine Rakhine State townships where voting was cancelled on November 8, but the National League for Democracy seems unconvinced.
Moe Pwint Oo shoots the grimy punchbag a steely glare before slamming her fist into it, striking a blow for equality as she practises Myanmar's homespun martial art of Lethwei — a sport that encourages head-butting and grants victory by knockout only.
As election fever rises in Myanmar, student activists from several generations are contemplating their roles in the political area. After years and in some cases, decades, of activism – for which many served prison terms – they face a tough decision: whether to push for change inside or outside parliament.
Dutch photographer Jeroen de Bakker spent nearly 14 months in transitional Myanmar documenting the lives of people with diverse backgrounds. The ten photo essays will appear in Frontier and feature in a book due to be published in early November. Mr de Bakker discussed the project with Frontier.

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