Burmese citizens wish the new administration considerable success, following a sluggish first 100 days.
Since the early 1990s, crony-run companies have exploited the country’s resources and made away with funds from govt coffers, leaving the people in poverty.
The new government is being given the benefit of the doubt by the public, despite apparent shortcomings, but such tolerance should not be taken for
After traveling to Rohingya IDP camps for years, veteran reporter Lawi Weng reflects on the causes of discord.
Those calling for the NLD government to prioritize the Arakan State crisis should consider the wider suffering caused by conflict across Burma.
The government should smooth out year-on-year spending, upgrade tax collection and channel the wealth of state-owned enterprises into social programs.
For national reconciliation, Suu Kyi must build pragmatic, reconciliatory relations with former and current generals who once regarded her as their top enemy.
The government’s focus on resolving land disputes is welcome, but justice requires a careful approach sensitive to the complexities on the ground.
We shouldn’t romanticize too much about ‘The Lady’ and her capacity, as the political realities in Myanmar and Thailand remain daunting.