Burma’s political system is stacked against new faces, so a similar outcome to the Indonesian elections should not be expected next year.
Burma has much to learn from the life of veteran journalist and pro-democracy activist Win Tin, a man of integrity who passed away on Monday.
The president shows support as a famous Burmese activist ties the knot, but has the government actually moved past PR?
As the reform process loses momentum, foreign diplomats and donors should not be fooled by political manipulation or the progress of three years ago.
The inclusion of a question on ethnicity in the country’s first census for 30 years is causing consternation among Burma’s many ethnic groups.
Burma is a country reborn, but without constitutional change it will achieve only a faux democracy controlled by former military rulers.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to amend the Constitution in time for elections two years from now show no signs of succeeding.
Constitutional change is crucial, and we should be careful that any attempt to achieve it is not counterproductive.
The opposition party is product of Suu Kyi’s creation, but is it still popular among the public, and if not, does Burma have an alternative?
In a time of fledgling democratic reform, why has the government allowed hateful words and mass violence to proliferate?