Stories By May Wong
123 Nov 2015 Mon
Observers say even though Saturday's landslide at a jade mine has killed more than 100 people, it would not deter poor villagers from continuing to risk their lives unless the government steps in with safety measures.
220 Nov 2015 Fri
According to the country's census last year, more than two million Myanmar citizens are currently living and working abroad. Of this number, many may be set to return after the election results which took the country by storm.
310 Nov 2015 Tue
Speaking to Channel NewsAsia in an interview at her home on Tuesday (Nov 10), Suu Kyi said she will be the one directing the appointed president if she wins the election, as she has been barred from the presidency under the army-drafted constitution.
408 Nov 2015 Sun
Observers have expressed concerns that major political parties, including the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), have not fielded a Muslim candidate in the elections on Sunday (Nov 8).
508 Nov 2015 Sun
While most citizens in Myanmar are voting on Sunday (Nov 8), the election commission has cancelled polling in some 600 village tracts, mostly located in Shan State, due to ongoing fighting between ethnic armies and the government's military.
608 Nov 2015 Sun
This is the country’s first general election since 2010, when the current government came into power in a vote that was criticised by Western governments as being neither free nor fair.
707 Nov 2015 Sat
Myanmar voters will be able to start voting at 6am local time (or 7:30am Singapore time) on Sunday (Nov 8) in the country's first meaningful election in a generation.
807 Nov 2015 Sat
Myanmar enters a 24-hour campaign silence period on Saturday (Nov 7), a day before voters go to the polls.
906 Nov 2015 Fri
Under the law, candidates running for elections must be at least 25 years old. But in Myanmar, many political parties are filled largely with mature members. Channel NewsAsia speaks to two first-time election candidates, from vastly different age groups.
1006 Nov 2015 Fri
Aside from trying to win over voters, the candidates are also facing another challenge. One of their opponents is Dr Sai Mauk Kham, who has been one of the country’s two vice presidents since 2011; he is also trying to woo local voters with his Shan ethnicity.