Riots, abductions, and deadly attacks in this campaign have reached record numbers compared to 2015.
30 The News For 30 October 2020
A recent Chinese state media article mocking the Tatmadaw’s ‘outdated’ new submarine suggests feathers are being ruffled in Beijing over closer India-Myanmar ties.
The presence of a Chinese-backed gambling and illicit trade hub in Karen State makes a mockery of Myanmar’s sovereignty; the incoming government must clean it up.
Taiwan’s successful COVID-19 response shows it is an integral part of the global health network. To recover better, WHO needs Taiwan, the island’s health minister writes.
They had many accomplices, but we can lay the worst sins that have been committed against Myanmar’s democracy over the past six decades squarely at the feet of three men.
India’s peace talks with the NSCN (I-M) are looking more fragile than ever amid distrust of the government’s interlocutor and New Delhi’s overtures to other groups.
Could electoral victories by merged ethnic parties in state governments and Hluttaw bring about better results in Myanmar?
Government and military ties between Naypyitaw and Bangkok have improved in recent years, but Thailand’s strict entry restrictions amid COVID-19 provide a new challenge.
Gender analyst Aye Lei Tun argues that obstacles within political parties and hostile community attitudes prevent the harnessing of female talent in politics.
Myanmar has rightly confronted Dhaka’s failure to crack down on terrorist groups on its soil; in the meantime, the Rohingya camps remain targets for radical groups.
The political landscape has grown more complex since 2015, but certain electoral trends have remained constant over the decades in elections regarded as free and fair.
India will have to convince Myanmar to act against drug trafficking and arms smuggling if New Delhi’s Act East strategy and peace building efforts are to succeed.
On Nov. 8, Myanmar people will vote for those they believe can repair the damage from the military’s disastrous economic, political and social policies over many decades.
Most important signs indicate the Union Election Commission will manage the 2020 election in a more equitable manner than it showed with the vote in 2015.
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