The Irrawaddy talks with veteran journalist and Myanmar analyst Bertil Lintner about China’s shifting geopolitical strategies and development ambitions.
06 The News For 6 July 2020
Early mobilization of resources across many sectors of society has allowed Myanmar to manage COVID-19, but it’s too early to claim victory, the WHO’s representative said.
A new campsite in Bago Region says it wants to introduce Myanmar to top-class camping.
Alec Dawson, a forestry campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, tells The Irrawaddy that illegally logged teak continues to end up in European yachts.
US Ambassador Scot Marciel said the peace process faltered during his posting, but he leaves the country confident it has the human talent needed to reach its goals.
Taiwan’s representative in Myanmar talks to The Irrawaddy about Taipei’s success in fighting COVID-19 and offers his thoughts on the post-pandemic investment landscape.
U Naing Ngan Lin, committee member and Social Affairs Minister,tells The Irrawaddy that the city should be ready for more door-to-door health checks.
The government’s COVID-19 strategy should aim for long-term structural change to the economy, historian and policy-planning expert Thant Myint-U told The Irrawaddy.
Myanmar Ministry of Health Director-General Dr. Tha Tun Kyaw answers questions on community quarantines and an upcoming increase in COVID-19 testing.
Media and legal sources tell The Irrawaddy why the government is wrong to prosecute journalists for speaking to the Arakan Army.
To keep Yangon clean, the laws against littering must be explained to the public and strictly enforced, the head of a waste-disposal advocacy group told The Irrawaddy.
Gen. Yawd Serk, the head of one of Shan State’s largest ethnic armed groups, talked to The Irrawaddy about the peace process and his relationship with Myanmar’s military.
Dr. Salai Ngun Cung Lian of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Study says Myanmar’s lawyers failed to challenge genocide charges at the International Court of Justice.
Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
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