Thousands of people attended a USDP campaign rally on Monday in Myaungmya Township, amid suggestions that many were lured by the offer of a free meal.
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Residents in Myaungmya are demanding an investigation into corruption among hospital staff, that includes extortion, misuse of medical supplies, and denying patients treatment.
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Far-reaching political prisoner amnesty that saw Min Ko Naing and former PM Khin Nyunt among 651 released from Burma’s jails
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Former lawyer for Aung San Suu Kyi among signatories to letter complaining of collapse of their careers after being jailed on political charges
Ashin Gambira, who is three years into a 63-year sentence, in declining health after suffering ‘daily’ abuse at the hands of prison guards
National League for Democracy member to file complaint to human rights body alleging physical abuse at the hands of prison officials
International Committee of the Red Cross allowed to inspect water facilities in three prisons as six-year ban shows signs of ending