Many locals are not pleased by the release of 155 Chinese loggers, claiming that while the sentence was extreme, so is exoneration.
Violence once again flared between rival Karen groups this month, adding another chapter to an ignominious history of factional strife and power struggles.
Will a nationwide ceasefire pact lead to genuine peace in Burma, or prove as transitory as Sri Lanka’s agreement with Tamil fighters more than 10 years ago?
Burma’s upcoming election must be different, in that unlike the country’s previous two nationwide votes, it must respect the will of the people.
China should recognize and respect the legal nature of the trial proceedings instead of politicizing the case of the illegal loggers in Kachin State.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has promised the military will abide by the results of the election. The nation can’t afford otherwise.
While the USDP is intrinsically linked to the objectives of the Burmese Armed Forces, a faction within the party tries to form a distinct agenda.
Political dialogue and national reconciliation should not be deferred in lieu of a nationwide ceasefire agreement, writes contributor Sai Oo.
The president’s decision to terminate the controversial highrise projects near Shwedagon Pagoda offered relief for many Burmese who treasure their cultural heritage.
The Buddhist nationalist organization is proving to be one of the most effective groups in Burma at extracting concessions from the quasi-civilian government.
The recent fall in value of the Burmese kyat should not mean a return to the command and control monetary policies of the past, writes Sean Turnell.
The military’s opposition to constitutional amendments may harm efforts to conclude a nationwide ceasefire and undermine trust at home and abroad.
It would be ill-advised for the government to dismiss negotiating with the newly formed ethnic negotiating committee, writes contributor Saw Kapi.
The Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army should take urgent steps to stop recruiting and using children, says contributor Charu Lata Hogg.
Few facts have emerged since troops from India carried out a cross-border attack on insurgents, but Burma government’s account is the easiest to refute.
Whatever slender hopes Aung San Suu Kyi had of maneuvering her way into the presidency are dashed. What now?
In some cases, it is appropriate for the Burmese government to set boundaries on religious interventions in secular affairs.
The under-23 football team’s surprise run to the Southeast Asia Games gold medal game has been a lift to the collective conscience of Burma’s people.
Enlisting international expertise and spending tens of millions of dollars does not appear to have helped avert an unfolding voter registration fiasco in Burma.
As Burma’s opposition leader travels to China, we’ll all be watching to see if she takes a stand for human rights