The challenges of life as a parliamentarian in Nay Pyi Taw are numerous: a modest salary of K300,000 a month and none of the resources that are commonplace in other countries.
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The announcement was hailed around the world as a further sign of reform: Myanmar would again allow privately owned daily newspapers from April 1.
The Myanmar Times sits down with NLD representative Daw Phyu Phyu Thin.
Officials in Nay Pyi Taw are understandably eager to show off the new stadiums that are to serve as the centrepieces of the Southeast Asian Games next year – just don’t ask about the price tag.
Shan Nationalities Democratic Party leaders say they are open to a merger with a rival Shan party before the 2015 election.
When a bill to amend the Constitutional Tribunal Law was put to a vote in the Pyithu Hlutatw, two civilian parliamentarians joined the Tatmadaw MPs in opposing the changes.
Analysts say the landmark visit by President Obama will seek to consolidate the foreign policy shift that occurred during his first term in office.
The people of the "Red Shan" ethnic group in the south of Kachin State say they have faced violence and discrimination at the hands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.
The violence between the Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in western Myanmar, which initially erupted in June, has not abated.
A conservation plan for Inle Lake has been given new urgency by the sharp increase in foreign tourists to Myanmar.
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