The case against three Karen activists for using the word ‘Martyr’ sends a negative signal to all ethnic communities in Myanmar.
23 The News For 23 September 2019
Building dykes to protect the flood-prone site of the mega-project will cost an estimated $100 million—and that doesn’t cover the inevitable impact on surrounding areas.
The neglect of Myanmar scholarship by women and local authors impoverishes our understanding of the country; a new online resource seeks to address the problem.
Is Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s display of religious tolerance pre-election maneuvering, or should the military’s calls for national unity be cause for optimism?
The leaders of history’s great struggles didn’t stop to ask themselves the ‘score’ at any given point; they kept their eyes on the prize and never gave up.
Foreign direct investment in the country has increased sharply this year, but concerns over infrastructure, unclear procedures and the Rakhine issue remain.
Life as I knew it ended when the military regime jailed me, but I left prison in 1999 with new strengths; many in Myanmar have undergone a rebirth of one kind or another.
The NLD government—once seen as Myanmar’s best hope for a free and democratic society—has turned out to be an enemy of democracy’s key ingredient: freedom of expression.
As ROK President Moon Jae-in prepares to visit Myanmar, Seoul’s engagement with the country has never been deeper.
The tired formula being offered as a solution to the Rohingya crisis by the UN and other players is unlikely to offer a lasting solution—and could even be disastrous.
Beijing should urge both sides to back down, while being more inclusive of ethnic groups in its investment strategy for the region.
Can Beijing be considered an honest broker in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts? Military officials appear increasingly wary.
While Myanmar has undertaken necessary preparations for the safe return of its displaced in Bangladesh, Bangladesh has failed to do the same, argues a guest contributor.
In 2015 the NLD derailed ex-junta chief Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s master plan; there is little to suggest the military’s allies could win the 2020 vote legitimately.
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