A harsh sentence handed down to journalists for reporting on an alleged chemical weapons factory serves as a reminder that Burma is still an “enemy
After three years of war, fighting continues and recently distrust between the sides deepened. Both sides should build up trust and resume negotiations in earnest.
The killing of Aung Kyaw Naing in military custody in Mon State belies the government’s claim that “considerable progress” has been made on human rights.
The way Burma’s government handles the killing of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the military will be a telling indicator of its reformist credentials.
The Saffron Revolution showcased Burma’s monks at their best, but that moral standing has been eroded by a manipulative old guard that still holds power.
Exactly 26 years ago the military seized power, and to this day former and active generals control the pace and extent of Burma’s democratic reforms.
It is time to ask some questions about why journalists in Burma continue to face arbitrary arrests for attempting to do their jobs.
Proper urban planning for Yangon must be a top priority, and is absolutely essential if it is to be a truly great 21st century city.
The cancellation of by-elections slated for later this year is an ominous sign from an election commission chairman whose independence was already suspect.