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Ethnic Representation Needed In Parliament

November 27, 2015 by Khine Nwe Oo

Khine Nwe Oo — BNI Election Newsroom interviewed U Zaw Min Htike (also U Kyaw Thu), an independent candidate that contested Constituency No 2 in Kawthoung, Tanintharyi Region. He lost to U Myint Maung from the National League for Democracy (NLD).

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Interview With Winning Karen NLD Candidate

November 26, 2015 by Sa Eh Sue

Sa Eh Sue — BNI Election Newsroom interviewed Nan Khin Htwe Myint, a National League for Democracy (NLD) candidate that won a seat in Karen State Parliament in Hpa-an Constituency No 1. She is also a member of the NLD central executive committee.

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Voting Obstacles For Kachin Affairs Minister

November 26, 2015 by Mya Wun Yan

Mya Wun Yan — Many ethnic Kachin residing in Shan State weren’t able to cast ballots during the recent election. The total population according to the 2014 Census is estimated to be around 60,000 but this includes adolescents and children making it unclear how many...

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Tigers fight back, now more than 4,000 in the wild

Chris Slappendel, the founder of the Tiger Trail Foundation, announced today, 25 November, that the...

November 27, 2015 by Mizzima

ADB loan supports upgrade of Yangon 230 kV transmission network

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing an $80 million loan to upgrade Yangon’s electricity...

November 27, 2015 by Mizzima

KBZ Selects Hughes JUPITER system as foundation for new nationwide satellite network

KBZ Gateway Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Myanmar’s KBZ Group of Companies Ltd., has selected...

November 25, 2015 by Mizzima

Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2016 to be largest to date

Myanmar is now less than two months away from runners taking to the streets of...

November 24, 2015 by Mizzima

Hakha Explosion Kills Six, Injures Nine

According to reports an explosion at a house in Hakha, the Chin State, capital killed...

November 23, 2015 by Khonumthung

‘Green construction’ meet looks at viable eco-friendly housing

The Mayor of Yangon U Hla Myint attended the “1st Green Construction Summit” in Yangon...

November 23, 2015 by Mizzima


Former Prince of Hsipaw Honored in Colorado

Last Thursday the Colorado School of Mines posthumously conferred on Sao Kya Seng, the last...


To Hopeland and Back: The Signing of the NCA

Some inside information about what happened behind the scenes at the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA)...