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Sole Muslim Candidate Campaigns for Change in Myanmar

There are no roadside billboards advertising Khin Maung Thein’s candidacy for a seat in Myanmar’s parliament. The 71-year-old, standing for a Lower House seat in Mandalay’s Chanayetharzan township, is one of only a handful of Muslim candidates running low-key campaigns for office in Myanmar’s landmark elections on Sunday. The country that began to emerge from dictatorship following a choreographed election in 2010 has since that time seen rising interreligious...

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