The investigation into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi represents the first major test for the reformed Myanmar National Human Rights Commission – but experts are sceptical that members have the desire or expertise to conduct a genuinely independent probe.
Student activism is back. Marching through the streets, chanting slogans and holding blood-red student union flags and banners reading “Education not for sale”, “Fight for democratic education” and “Say no to National Education Law”, Myanmar’s more activist-minded students have once again made headlines around the world.
Myanmar is blessed with a large number of caring and dedicated locally owned and locally run non-government organisations (LNGOs).
Having once taken on the military regime as a key figure in the Saffron Revolution, former monk Gambira is now engaged in a new battle: overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder that stems from his four years in prison, and the brutal torture he was subjected to.