Burma

Myanmar: “The people will not surrender until the military junta is overthrown”

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, on February 1, the Tatmadaw, the national Army, regained power with a coup, declaring a state of emergency for a year and arresting civilian leaders, whose government it had been…

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining…

Myanmar: now what!

The people of Myanmar (Burma) March 30, 2016, were witness to the swearing in of its first democratically-elected leader after more than 50 years of military rule. Htin Kyaw, 70, took the oath of office in the country’s parliament, and…

As Myanmar enters a new era, Washington and Beijing vie for influence

  Myanmar is a country rapidly moving toward uncharted political terrain. By March 2016, the National League for Democracy (NLD) will take power for the first time in history, bringing an end to five decades of rule by the military establishment. Once…

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

“Burma was brimming with anticipation as its legislative hue changed suddenly from green to red on Monday. After decades of effort, the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed a majority of the Union Parliament, leaving hopes at an all-time high…

Burma’s [Myanmar’s] women and minorities then (colonial days) and now

War On Women And Minorities In Colonial And Post-Colonial Burma – Analysis Colonial Era Rudyard Kipling remarked in From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches, “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any other land you will know…

Myanmar’s opposition NLD confident of victory

The National League for Democracy’s hopes of a decisive victory look to be coming true and increases its hopes of sweeping the party into power, ending decades of military dominance, as Myanmar’s election commission continues to release results coming in…

Burma-Myanmar parliamentary elections 2015: D-Day

Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The landmark election is scheduled to conduct on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Around 90 political parties with 6,065 candidates, around 10,500 national and international election observers, and over 40,000 polling stations are set…

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft…

Burma-Myanmar: demanding credible probe into Burmese scribe’s murder

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed deep shock at the killing of a Burmese journalist who used to report from the conflict zone in Mon province of eastern Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Burma government in NayPieTaw to probe into…

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