In a clear signal to China, Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has warned that ‘strong forces’ are backing insurgent groups in Myanmar.
Editorial and Opinion
For decades, U Win Tin bravely defied the military; it’s only fitting that we mark his 90th birthday just as the army thwarts his party’s bid to demilitarize politics.
As China’s influence grows, Myanmar would do well to seek stronger contributions from India to the country’s development, democratic transition and military capacity.
In this election year, we must be honest about the scope of the challenges that Myanmar faces, but let’s also continue to hope for progress toward peace and prosperity.
As she leads Myanmar’s legal team to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returns to the international spotlight, playing a new role: defender of the national interest.
Myanmar is right to worry about Beijing’s influence, but China-bashing isn’t the answer. The message to China—and to all—should be clear: Respect Myanmar’s sovereignty.
As the commander-in-chief visits India, New Delhi and Naypyitaw have much to gain from enhancing mutual ties.
On the Rohingya crisis, the government must prepare to work with ASEAN and others, but ultimately the solution will have to come from within.
We must seize on this moment of optimism to advance the country’s transition to democracy.
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