Editorial and Opinion

A nation cursed by the legacy of colonialism

As we reflect on 70 years of independence, we can see that the origins of many of the nation’s most persistent problems – ethnic division, conflict and a lack of democracy – date

The Crackdown on the Media Must Stop

The recent arrest of two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act clearly demonstrates an attack on press freedom.
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Do Not Lose Sight of ARSA

In northern Rakhine State, rights violations must not be ignored, but nor should the activities of terrorist group ARSA and its backers.

Should Trump Speak on Rakhine?

Activists have urged Trump to comment on the plight of the Rohingya, but some fear an offhand comment could further divide communities.
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