Bucking pundits’ forcasts and shrugging off the military’s warnings, Myanmar voters gave the NLD an overwhelming mandate to advance the country’s democratic transition.
Editorial and Opinion
A recent Chinese state media article mocking the Tatmadaw’s ‘outdated’ new submarine suggests feathers are being ruffled in Beijing over closer India-Myanmar ties.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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