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Sun, 26 Jul 2015

Last week on BBC, Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing said confidently that he “expects a free and fair election” sponsored by his military scheduled for November this year, and will honour the electoral results. The BBC hailed not only the general’s pro-democracy pledge, labelling this year’s polls “historic”, but also the very fact that the country’s most powerful soldier – generals in Myanmar are traditionally media-shy – sat down with the BBC for an interview.

Source: Maung Zarni / DVB

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Leading activists and academics in Burma are rallying behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Nov. 8 parliamentary elections, hoping that a resounding win for her party will help force the military to loosen its grip on power.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Farmer’s rights advocate Su Su Nway has been jailed in Pegu Division after being charged with trespassing. The well-known activist was passing through Intagaw township on her way to Rangoon on Thursday, when she was stopped by police and taken to a courthouse. There, she was informed that she was to be charged with trespassing under Article 447 of Burma’s Penal Code.

Source: DVB

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Cardinal Charles Bo, the head of the Catholic Church in Myanmar, yesterday used a Parents’ Day speech to lay into politicians for failing to solve social woes. In a message to mark the holiday, the outspoken leader said the country’s rulers have not brought about “family spirit” as was hoped in 2012 but instead have become “protectors of crony capitalism”, he said.

Source: Coconuts Yangon

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Two journalists employed by the Myanmar Herald were fined one million kyats (US0) each after being found guilty of defaming the president, the journal’s chief editor said on Tuesday.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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