31 Aug 2020
Nearly five million first time voters (aged 18-22) are anticipated to cast their ballots in Myanmar’s 2020 general election on 8 November, according to figures from the last census. A woman after submitted a vote at a polling station in Yangon during the 2015 election (Source: File/Prachatai)
10 Jun 2020
Three members from the internationally-recognized troupe performers jailed in 2019 for mocking Myanmar’s military are still behind bars as an amnesty overlook political prisoners. Domestic politics and ethnic conflicts contribute contribute largely in this phenomena.
11 Apr 2020
A civil society organisation in Karen State has released a report on water contamination linked to a Myanmar military-run cement factory and requested the withdrawal of all charges against environmental activist Saw Tha Phoe who has advocated for the social and environmental rights of local Karen communities. Public prayer ceremony on January 17, 2020 to protest the water pollution. (Source: Karen River Watch)
14 Feb 2020
On the 73rd Shan National Day on 7 February, the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) organized a military parade and cultural performance at Loi Kaw Wan, the RCSS/SSA’s regional eastern base.
15 Nov 2018
The political situation in Myanmar has changed from a military government, which ruled since 1962 until a civilian government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the elections in 2010 and 2015. Even though this has still not brought the country to a fully democratic system of government, since the 2008 Constitution still reserves political power to the Myanmar military, it has been enough for western countries to adjust relations with Myanmar by relaxing sanctions, investing in Myanmar and donating more assistance funding.
9 Jan 2018
Tens of thousands of migrant workers without proper documentation travelled back to their homelands or were fired by their employers who feared legal repercussion as soon as the Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens B.E. 2560 (2017) went into effect on 23 June.
1 Feb 2016
Journalists gather in front of a TV screen to watch the opening session of Myanmar’s new parliament. This TV screen is their only source of what goes on in the main parliament chamber.
15 Jan 2016
5 Nov 2015
Ethnic parties in Myanmar elections (Infographic: Myanmar Now, Prachatai) See large image here
23 Oct 2015
Myanmar Now gives an overview of important events leading up to elections on Nov. 8, billed as Myanmar’s first free and fair national vote in 25 years.
27 Mar 2015