Burma

Burma parliament reopens, all eyes on ousted USDP leader Shwe Mann

By Tue, Aug 18, 2015 3:05PM UTC

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — Burma’s Parliament has reopened for its final session before a nationwide election, with the spotlight on the influential speaker following his ouster as head of the military-backed ruling party.

US criticizes use of police in ouster of Burma party chief

By Sat, Aug 15, 2015 6:43PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. policymakers are criticizing the role of Burma/Myanmar security forces in the nighttime ouster of the ruling party chief this week.

Shwe Mann ousted as head of Burma’s ruling party in ‘internal coup’

By Thu, Aug 13, 2015 4:28PM UTC

Security forces seized control of the headquarters of Burma’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) Wednesday night, confining ministers to the compound during a party meeting and escalating long simmering tensions between government factions.

Police seize control of Burma’s ruling party headquarters

By Thu, Aug 13, 2015 1:11PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Security forces have seized control of the headquarters of Burma’s ruling party as rifts between party members intensified ahead of upcoming general elections.

From guerrilla warrior to artist: An interview with ‘The Storyteller’ of Yangon

By Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:57AM UTC

Rows upon rows of plaster moulds of hands stand on shelves in a colonial villa in central Yangon, looking similar, yet all unique. They do not reproduce any person’s arm – they are taken exclusively from former political prisoners, of whom there are many in Burma, where over 5,000 people have served time in jail for political offences.

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