A UN fact-finding mission has given the military a list of recommendations to address the Rohingya crisis. The burning question is how open it is to reform.
20 The News For 20 September 2018
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Unable to decipher our leaders’ carefully chosen words, many would-be analysts of Myanmar badly misread the political situation here.
The agency deserves praise for opening bribery cases against the Yangon attorney general and five other officials, but this is just the beginning of its fight.
Bidhayak Das looks at whether the current framework agreement will hold through the finalization of a Naga peace deal.
New standard operating procedures in jails fail to address systemic issues, lingering problems and the suggestions of former political prisoners, writes Bo Kyi.
Myanmar’s journalists do not have the protection of the law or the government, but in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s own words, they have the protection of the truth
New Tatmadaw attacks against Karen civilians have again raised concerns that the peace process is doomed. Only a radical re-imagination can save it from failure.
The verdict in the Reuters reporters’ case has been delayed, but truth and justice cannot be postponed.
Recent changes in NSCN-K leadership may signal yet another opportunity to involve the outfit in peace talks with India.
Andrew Ong makes the case for the international community to reach out to the UWSA and build trust.
Since the NLD took power, public-private partnerships have become all the rage. But for sustainable and inclusive growth, the government will need a more strategic approach.
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
Once a vocal supporter of the peace process, Padao Mahn Nyein Maung no longer appears to trust the government or Army
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The Importance of Reading Between the Lines
On the Wrong Side of the Law, but On the Right Side of Truth
Facebook Bans Deepen Mutual Distrust Between Military, Government
Naga Peace Deal - Will the Framework Agreement Hold?
The Need to Improve Prison Reform
Ways Ahead in the Peace Process?
NSCN-K Leadership Change Could Signal ‘New Opportunities’ for Peace
The Anti-Corruption Commission Lands Some Big Fish at Last
Press Freedom Faces Serious Setbacks in Myanmar
Another Black August
Wild Boars’ Story Shows Happy Endings Do Happen