Within and beyond Burma, people see the recent violence in Arakan State as thick with the potential to turn the region into a conflict zone once more.
26 The News For 26 October 2016
Burma will need the full cooperation of its security forces in order to contain the perfect storm of events unfolding in northern Arakan State.
People of all ethnic, political, religious and geographical backgrounds need to come together in one voice to stop the war before it is too late.
Rushed through Parliament without proper consultation, the law is too weak to secure responsible investment in Burma’s most destructive industries.
The first anniversary of the ceasefire signing is commemorated in Naypyidaw by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, amid ongoing fighting to the north.
Many Burmese feel New Delhi’s engagement lags behind Beijing’s—in the geopolitical game, China is ahead of India in Burma.
The failed peace policies of previous military regimes have been continued under the present government, with the aid of foreign “peacemakers.”
As Aung San Suu Kyi fails to take action against human rights violations in Kachin State, the Kachin public wonders whether she will stand with them.
Countries that have achieved development success made reforms that put land ownership or long-term land rights into the hands of small farmers. Can Burma go the same way?
By pressuring victims of abuse to negotiate financial settlements rather than push for legal action, the MNHRC fails to protect the fundamental rights of Burma’s citizens.
During Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the US this month experts called on policymakers to reestablish cooperation between the US military and the Burma Army.
Critics of Burma’s military generals understand that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s US visit will bring business, wealth and amnesty to many powerful people who remain out of favor.
Activists following the event decry a lack of concern for issues they feel should have taken precedence over an accelerated economic agenda.
Removing Burmese tycoons from the US sanctions list doesn’t necessarily mean they are clean, writes The Irrawaddy’s founding editor Aung Zaw.
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