The NLD’s landslide victory over the USDP is seen to many as a dismissal of the anti-Mulism rhetoric that was employed by Ma-Ba-Tha during the election.
In deeply divided Arakan State, some Muslims hope that an NLD victory will bring rights and support to the disenfranchised Rohingya population.
Muslim candidates have been disproportionately disqualified from running in the 8 November election in a selection process that “lacked credibility”, according to American election monitors the Carter Center.
Community leaders in Mon State fear a spate of recent attacks are racially motivated and attempts to foment inter-communal tensions here in the run up to Burma’s 8 November polls.
The United States said on Tuesday that the use of religion in politics violated Burma’s constitution, calling on the government to de-escalate religious tensions running high ahead of next month’s…
NLD leader takes campaign tour to Arakan, but her security detail is stopped and accused of being Muslims.