Burmese authorities are warning women not to wear “skimpy clothing” if they plan to take part in this year’s Thingyan water festival to celebrate the traditional Buddhist New Year. In the country’s second-largest city, the Mandalay Police Force said that revealing outfits and displays of public drunkenness could land offenders in jail for tarnishing the …
The incoming parliament is set to have double the women of the previous government – but will that result in adequate representation?
“Some people are surprised our party has survived,” says National Unity Party candidate Phyu Phyu Nyunt.
The National Development Party (NDP) may only be a few months old, but it already an electoral force to be reckoned with.
Kaman National Progressive Party vice chairman Hla Toe talks about his party’s campaign, the problems of the Kaman Muslims and Burma’s political future.
The NLD submitted the highest number of female candidates, with 168 women contesting polls, followed by the USDP with 72.