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By Adam Bemma |
<p>Three members from the internationally-recognized troupe&nbsp;performers jailed in 2019 for mocking Myanmar&rsquo;s military are still behind bars as an amnesty&nbsp;overlook political prisoners. Domestic politics and ethnic conflicts contribute contribute largely in this&nbsp;phenomena.</p>
<p>On the 73rd Shan National Day on 7 February, the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) organized a military parade and cultural performance at Loi Kaw Wan, the RCSS/SSA&rsquo;s regional eastern base.</p>
By Pongpan Chumjai |
<p>The political situation in Myanmar has changed from a military government, which ruled since 1962 until a civilian government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the elections in 2010 and 2015. &nbsp;Even though this has still not brought the country to a fully democratic system of government, since the 2008 Constitution still reserves political power to the Myanmar military, it has been enough for western countries to adjust relations with Myanmar by relaxing sanctions, investing in Myanmar and donating more assistance funding.</p>
By Pongpan Chumjai |
<p dir="ltr">Tens of thousands of migrant workers without proper documentation travelled back to their homelands or were fired by their employers who feared legal repercussion as soon as the Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens B.E. 2560 (2017) went into effect on 23 June.</p> <p></p>
By Kyaw Ye Lynn |
<div>Journalists gather in front of a TV screen to watch the opening session of Myanmar’s new parliament. This TV screen is their only source of what goes on in the main parliament chamber. </div>
By Shinta Maharani |
By Myanmar Now |
<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <div><span>Ethnic parties in Myanmar elections (Infographic: Myanmar Now, Prachatai) <a href="">See large image here</a></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><img alt="" src="" /></p>
By Myanmar Now |
<p>Myanmar Now gives an overview of important events leading up to elections on Nov. 8, billed as Myanmar’s first free and fair national vote in 25 years.</p> <p></p>