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Misha Renou

Misha Renou is the pen name of a writer currently living in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Election

Misha Renou, 5 November 2015

It was astrologers​ who decided in 1948 that Burma’s independence from Britain should be declared at 4.20 a.m.; who in 1970 decided to switch to driving on the right; and in 1987 to demonetise certain banknotes, thus wiping out savings and preparing the ground for the uprising that brought Aung San Suu Kyi to national prominence. In 2005, planetary alignments helped General Than Shwe...

From The Blog
6 November 2015

It’s two days until the elections in Myanmar. The NLD’s campaign has ended, while the incumbent USDP is staging one last push with a rally in Yangon. There’s a lot of uncertainty about what may happen.

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