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Jakarta Jihadists rage against Myanmar

Islamic-hardline-group-tear-up-a-Myanmar-flag-sCould opposing religious factions in Indonesia and Myanmar derail bilateral ties?
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 19:30 ) Read more...

Home truths about those Sanctions

derek-tonkin-burma-sFormer British Ambassador Derek Tonkin dispels ‘myth’ that sanctions have been effective.

Suu Kyi’s unsteady pedestal

Suu-Kyi-speaks-with-locals-in-Monywa-sThe faceoff between Latpadaung villagers and democracy icon is a worrying scenario.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:11 ) Read more...

Myanmar—the ‘promised land’ for oil and gas explorers

offshore-block-of-Madae-Island-near-the-town-of-Kyauk-Phyu-sGlobal oil and gas giants seem unperturbed by a lack of data on the country’s proven energy reserves.
Last Updated ( Monday, 25 February 2013 10:44 ) Read more...

Cronyism v proportional representation

Zaw-Zaw-Suu-Kyi-watch-a-football-match-sUnder a PR system, no one party would wield complete power nor guarantee favors to cronies and donors.  
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:46 ) Read more...

Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts

farners-sFirms which turn a blind eye to land seizures in Myanmar run the risk of a PR disaster.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 February 2013 15:21 ) Read more...

Political prisoner committee gives reason for hope and caution

Phyo-Phyo-Aung-s President Thein Sein faces a test of integrity over whether he will appoint a genuine committee to evaluate the political prisoner issue.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:31 ) Read more...

Is this the beginning of Burma’s Truth and Reconciliation process?

Archbishop-Desmond-Tutu-s(Commentary) Burma has enjoyed more than 20 months of near euphoria and cautious hope as ...
Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 January 2013 12:04 ) Read more...

Japan’s new strategy for Southeast Asia

Japanese-Prime-Minister-Shinzo-Abe-sIn just three weeks, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sharpened Japan's long-standing ties with ...

The Time for SAARC is now

Ambassador-Neelam-Deo-sThe ongoing disengagement of the Maldives with Indian infrastructure developer GMR, ...
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The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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