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.
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.
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.
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.
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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