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Myanmar opposition alleges ballot irregularities


Myanmar's opposition complained on Sunday that ballot sheets had been tampered with in landmark elections in which its leader Aung San Suu Kyi is standing for parliament for the first time.


Suu Kyi wins historic polls in Burma: Reports

Supporters of Burma's Opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi erupted in euphoric cheers on Sunday after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time.

Myanmar media use Twitter, Facebook to report vote

Myanmar's journalists will take to Twitter and Facebook in their battle to beat press restrictions and deliver breaking news of tomorrow's by-elections that for many will be the biggest story of their

In Myanmar, voters prepare for clash of symbols


As Myanmar prepares to vote in only its third election in 50 years, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party faces a challenge that seems at odds with her global celebrity and long fight for democra

Myanmar polls set to sweep Suu Kyi into parliament


More than two decades after its stolen election win, Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party is set for a dramatic political comeback in Myanmar polls which could herald an easing of sanctions.

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Dissident Myanmar monk to face trial: State media


A leading dissident Buddhist monk who was among hundreds of political prisoners released last month is to face trial in Myanmar, state media said on Sunday.

Gambira ‘will have to face the charges of

Myanmar to introduce e-visa system


Myanmar is going to introduce e-visa system as a pilot project in February to facilitate foreign travellers' visits and promote tourism in the country.

Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, which w

Myanmar regime pardons political prisoners, ex-PM


Myanmar pardoned a number of prominent dissidents and a former premier on Friday under a new prisoner amnesty, intensifying a surprising series of reforms by the army-backed regime.

The release of hu

Myanmar warehouse blast kills 17

"A large pre-dawn explosion at a warehouse in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon on thursday killed at least 17 people and injured dozens but was not caused by a bomb," an official said.

"It was not a bo

With Suu Kyi, Clinton the star becomes fan


For years, Hillary Clinton has hobnobbed with the world's powerful and been welcomed as a virtual rock star. But Friday, she was the one who was star-struck as she met a personal hero Aung San Suu Kyi

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