Myanmar

Myanmar Turns to Kofi Annan for Help on Festering Rohingya Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch By Sara Perria* YANGON/LONDON, Aug 27 2016 (IPS) – Myanmar’s government has responded to pressure from the international community to tackle religious tensions and persecution of Muslims in Rakhine State by appointing former U.N. secretary general Kofi…

China reaches over the Rohingya to touch the Indian Ocean

“China, of late, has been pitching to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean through Myanmar by building a deep-water port, which includes a special economic zone (SEZ) … The project is coming up at Kyaukphyu in the troubled southwestern…

Assam experts bat for India’s productive engagement in Myanmar

As Myanmar (formerly Burma) is opening up to the world, various Indian experts have come forward advocating New Delhi’s pro-active initiatives in this fast changing region. A recently concluded discourse in Guwahati also witnessed that the participants in large numbers…

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…

Optimizing the India-Myanmar relationship

Guwahati: A recently concluded India-Burma conference batted for more people to people contact between the two neighboring countries, more precisely, the residents of northeastern India and its adjacent Myanmar localities. The two-day conference titled ‘India-Myanmar Relations: Looking from the Border’ also…

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…

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