As Myanmar prepares for November’s general election, the 32nd anniversary of the bloody coup that brought the SLORC to power reminds us of what is at stake.
18 The News For 18 September 2020
Students at two law schools in Yangon are providing free legal information and referrals for justice services to community members who need help resolving disputes.
Political uncertainties in Thailand, a lack of public support and global economic conditions make the construction of a canal across the Isthmus of Kra unlikely for now.
When Beijing sent a member of its elite Politburo to press for implementation of China’s BRI projects, Myanmar officials stressed the need for ‘quality investment’.
More substantive action from the government is required to provide protection and relief for those who have lost their livelihoods due to COVID-19.
China is clearly betting on the NLD to win November’s election and support its BRI projects, but in Myanmar, embracing Beijing carries political risks.
The UN’s recent pledge to become more inclusive as the world works to recover from COVID-19 is hollow as long as Taiwan is excluded, the island’s foreign minister writes.
Myanmar’s military and government have looked the other way as a megaproject backed by shadowy Chinese interests threatens peace and social stability in Karen State.
A careful observation of the Myanmar government’s approach to China shows that it is using great caution in its relationship with Beijing.
Despite political parties’ reduced role in this fourth session of the 21st-Century Panglong peace conference, the parties complied for the sake of the peace process.
The Irrawaddy’s analysis of political ads on Facebook shows opposition parties are far outspending the ruling NLD and popular ethnic parties ahead of the Nov. 8 poll.
Don’t let cynicism keep you from casting your vote in the upcoming general election.
Thailand’s strict COVID-19 entry restrictions and failure to manage public expectations may have a political basis, and risk harming the country’s international ties.
China reserves the right to interfere in Myanmar’s affairs; it’s time Myanmar educated itself about its northern neighbor by creating think tanks and research institutes.
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