A day before World Mental Health Day, the AAPP’s Bo Kyi writes of the importance that individuals are taught to manage stress, especially given Myanmar’s recent political histo
17 The News For 17 October 2018
We call on the govt to address two major issues, the lack of respect for the right to information and the continued existence of unjust and undemocratic laws, writes Bo Kyi.
Trust building and winning hearts are defining factors of South Korea's peace initiative and can help inspire Myanmar's own peace efforts, the Korean ambassador says.
Myanmar’s leaders should take examples from the Korean leaders’ willingness for peace, their sending of special delegations and face-to-face meetings.
A UN fact-finding mission has given the military a list of recommendations to address the Rohingya crisis. The burning question is how open it is to reform.
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.
The agency deserves praise for opening bribery cases against the Yangon attorney general and five other officials, but this is just the beginning of its fight.
New standard operating procedures in jails fail to address systemic issues, lingering problems and the suggestions of former political prisoners, writes Bo Kyi.
Myanmar’s journalists do not have the protection of the law or the government, but in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s own words, they have the protection of the truth
New Tatmadaw attacks against Karen civilians have again raised concerns that the peace process is doomed. Only a radical re-imagination can save it from failure.
There is little evidence that the government was involved, but the damage to the democratic transition has been done.
The verdict in the Reuters reporters’ case has been delayed, but truth and justice cannot be postponed.
Recent changes in NSCN-K leadership may signal yet another opportunity to involve the outfit in peace talks with India.
From the Army’s Perspective, Now Is Not the Time to Stage a Coup
The Importance of Reading Between the Lines
On the Wrong Side of the Law, but On the Right Side of Truth
Facebook Bans Deepen Mutual Distrust Between Military, Government
Right to Information and the Need for Reform
Trust Building – The Only Solution to ‘Trust Deficit Disorder’
Korean Reconciliation: Three Lessons for Myanmar’s Leaders
Myanmar Caught in Her Own Trap
The Anti-Corruption Commission Lands Some Big Fish at Last
Press Freedom Faces Serious Setbacks in Myanmar
Another Black August
Wild Boars’ Story Shows Happy Endings Do Happen