Myanmar´s new parliament meets and hopes are high for future economic reforms. Myanmar is one of Asia´s poorest countries and after decades of military rule, it´s economy is riddled with corruption.
The party of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a string of seats in the country's by-elections. The vote was held to select MPs for parliament's upper houses and some state assemblies.
Myanmar's opposition party, NLD, is expected to perform well in the upcoming parliamentary election - in large part due to the efforts of its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom people have a unique relationship.
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A new Amnesty International report says Myanmar authorities have been locking up and harassing scores of activists as part of and growing and far-reaching crackdown ahead of November's general election. DW examines.
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