When it comes to mega projects, Myanmar should not be a passive partner of China; Naypyitaw should be the one to propose plans and dictate their terms.
Editorial and Opinion
In reacting to the COVID-19 cluster in Samut Sakhon, Thai officials must take care not to stigmatize the Myanmar migrants on whom the seafood hub’s economy depends.
Despite—and in some cases, because of—border closures due to COVID-19, illegal trades continue to flourish on the Thai-Myanmar frontier.
Alarm bells should be ringing in Naypyitaw over China’s ‘salami slicing’ strategy in border regions with its neighbors.
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.
A recent Chinese state media article mocking the Tatmadaw’s ‘outdated’ new submarine suggests feathers are being ruffled in Beijing over closer India-Myanmar ties.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.
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